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How to Repair Headphone Wires

video How to Repair Headphone Wires
Hello,

Welcome to my fourth installment to my Headphone Repair series. In this video I show how to fix the headphone wire itself. A lot of time a short can occur in the wire (instead of at the plug like I show in my other Headphone videos). Also, headphones wires can get cut or damaged very easily. This video shows you a simple way to make these types of repair.

Hello, I'm having a problem with a samsung earphone (I don't know the model name but I got it with the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the package.) It has 3 cables. Black, Green and Red. none of them are snapped of. But there are copper cables that coils around each of these cables and they are the ones that are snapped of. I don't know what to do. Please help. Tq

Fizz26166 months ago
Hello :)
It worked for me for about 2 seconds. I followed all your instructions but the sound isnt coming out. Have you got any other suggestions?
RichsMethods (author)  Fizz26165 months ago
The ground wires are probably not making contact. You may need to remove some enamel coating from the copper colored wires. Burn it off like I showed in this video.

Sorry for the late response! -RM
daioz11 months ago
Hi

I've done the same steps to two of my headphones, which I've repaired the same way before. This time however both of them opted to not work properly, when plugged fully into whatever source, highs and voices just disappear or crumble, while the rest plays fine. When I plug them in only halfway, the sound is alright and I can hear everything.
I really have no idea what could cause this, I've re-done the whole thing several times now.
Any ideas?
Thank you for any help.
charlespaul_3311 months ago
Hi Sir.

My Samsung Galaxy Y duos earphone is kinda broken. :)) The right earpiece was detached from the earphone wire.

How do I fix that, Sir?
Thanks and God bless you. :)
RichsMethods (author)  charlespaul_3311 months ago
These types of repairs can be hard to do because you probably don't have much wire left on the earphone. I'd take the ear phone apart (if their isn't wire hanging out of it). You can connect a fresh piece of wire from the main cable to the earpiece using the steps I show in this video.
msuppiah12 months ago
Hi Richs,

I am having a Marshal Major Black FX headphones. Can you show how to solder the wire its about to snap anytime..
RichsMethods (author)  msuppiah12 months ago
The wiring should be the same as my first or 3rd headphone video. This depends on if your Marshal's have a TRS (1st Video) or TRRS (3rd Video) plug. Google images of each to determine which one you have.
would u please tell me which wire is ground and which one is for left & right speaker in samsung beat 1.8k headphones
RichsMethods (author)  souravtyson1 year ago
I am not sure about that particular brand, however, generally Red=Right, Blue or Green = Left, and the copper is the ground.
b4l0rd01 year ago
using some heat shrink tube you can do a better
and professional looking insulation ;D nice job
RichsMethods (author)  b4l0rd01 year ago
Thanks for the info and for watching!