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How many headphones do you throw away every year, because one speaker don't play music?

Often, it's a simple problem:
The cable is broken.

So, why don't solder an other cable on the headphone?

What we need:
-headphones
-new headphone cable (3,5mm)
-solder-iron
-knife
-glue
 
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slider3884 years ago
So where can you get new cables?
bakn90 (author)  slider3884 years ago
For example in an electronic-shop, like radio-shark (or in Germany "conrad" or "reichelt"), eBay or in the supermarket (very cheap earphones).
k_man934 years ago
 you=lifesaver... its so simple, but i would have never thought of it. thank you x500 
jacob56804 years ago
 One note would to be very careful when soldering directly to the speakers. I've had a few earphones go down the drain because I got them too hot and caused damage.
Good instructable. But I think they are called "earphones" ,not "headphones", headphones are the big, 70's looking phones that are like a couple of sepakers pressed agains your hear(i have ones :D Yay!) My headphones are always getting loose cables, I didn't have soldering gun so i used duct tape.It worked!(for barely half a week...-_-). Now I bought a soldering gun and I'm going to open them up!(i mean...I spend 30€ on them...Buying another ones? No way, they're probably going to get messed again...