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what to do with old earphones? Answered

i have a lot of old earphones which o longer work. is there anyway i can recycle them into something creative?

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Kiteman (author)2012-06-01

If they are truly dead (and not just a fixable broken wire), they they contain useful magnets.

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-06-01

Generally when a set of headphones/earbuds stop working its due to a broken wire either at the jack or at the speaker.

Carefully pop open the shell of the buds/headphones and do a continuity test on the wire. Try to find the source of the break. If it broke at the jack end you can easily buy a replacement jack and solder it into place.

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canucksgirl (author)2012-05-31

Are they earbuds or the head-band style headphones? A picture might help too. ;-)

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