How can I fix a short or broken wire/connection in a USB headset? Answered
I've got a USB headset (that is, stereo headphones with a built in microphone) that has either a short or a broken wire or connection inside of the in-line volume control and the right ear piece only works when the wires are held in perfect position which is really impossible for any extended amount of time.
The volume control is just a wheel for volume control and a switch to mute the microphone. I've tried to get it apart along the "seam" but it appears to be sealed somehow and I don't want to irreversibly break it since it's the only one I have for the time being.
I also do NOT want to just cut the volume control off an splice the ends together to completely eliminate the problem. I very much need the quick access volume controls as they are.
I'm really looking for some advice on how to open the volume control without damaging it further and how to go about locating and fixing the problem.
Any help appreciated, thanks.
This image contains an identical volume control to mine (different headset, however):