Introduction: Repair Broken XBox Live Headphones

This instructable will help you salvage your headphones that snap
above the earpiece where the plastic is thin.

Step 1: This Is the Spot Where the Headset Broke

Here is your headset where the plastic has broken just above the earpiece where the plastic is thinnest

Step 2: Cutting

Next, take a razor knife and cut out the bottom of the headband just above the break.

Step 3: Finished Cut

Here's what it looks like from the bottom when cutting is done.

Step 4: More Cutting

Now cut the lower stem so it is angled like the headset slot and test for a tight fit.

Step 5: Gluing Together the Two Pieces

I decided to glue together the two pieces. I tried superglue and
epoxy, but neither worked. I had some JB Weld, so I used that
and it worked great. It is rock hard. This stuff is only about $5 @
Lowes and a little goes a long way. You mix equal amounts together
with a stick and then put it on the part you want joined.

Step 6: Putting It Together

put a spot of JB in the upper slot of the headband, then slide in the
lower part and smooth the JB over. Allow to dry overnight and sand
it if there is any globs sticking out. My repaired headset is hoding a
month later. It no longer adjusts, but beats throwing it out and paying
$20 for a new one!

Comments

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thebigjod (author)2012-05-25

jb weld ftw

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sillyzombie666 (author)2011-12-25

hey thanks so much man, i got a free broken pair from a used video game store as well as a huge pile of dead consoles and this was a realy easy fix, i was trying to figure out what to do with it

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spartan1996 (author)2010-11-09

I just tied mine to my head with a tie lol now the volume box thing is smashed its missing the foam from the mic and its gotthe mic attached with blue tac and celotape lol

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Klaudiuszm (author)2010-02-14

nice, great idea i just melted mine together with a lighter.

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Parabola949 (author)2010-01-14

wow... I can't believe I never thought of that...  I've been using my pair with Duct Tape around it for a couple months.  So uncomfortable...  never stays in the position you need it.  Thanks so much for pointing out what should have been obvious lol.

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jman1118 (author)2009-10-03

Great idea, mine broke the same exact way and I have not been able to put them back together

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Fridge Gnome (author)2009-08-27

Great idea, I have had 3 of my headsets break