Fix Busted Headphones Fast!

Introduction: Fix Busted Headphones Fast!

About: A Northern Ireland based maker with a propensity to cause trouble and freshly constructed family.

I broke my skullcandies again... 

This is the technique I have used on both sides, they're old hesh ones and though there's that lifetime warranty I like them this way more, like my ripped jeans and my falling apart bag...

This repair lasts indefinitely and it's tough, or perfect for a quick fix. It also saves the cables snapping before you fix them properly. 

Step 1: You'll Need

 - Tape
 - An old card, I used a Game card
 - Scissors
 - About two minutes

Step 2: Set the Bone Doc!

Set the headphones in to the original position, pretty easy on these because of the way the break. 

Step 3: Cut the Card

Cut the card in to four pieces

Step 4: First Splint

Cut a piece of tape and stick the first piece of the card to it. 

Use it as a splint, the key is wrapping the tape really tight. 

Step 5: Repeat.

Add splints, remembering to wrap the tape tight. 

Step 6: Now Be Funny.

One side says "It's designer tape I swear ;-o" 

This is parcel tape chic this time.

Participated in the
Office Supplies Contest

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Puzzles Speed Challenge

      Puzzles Speed Challenge
    • CNC Contest 2020

      CNC Contest 2020
    • Secret Compartment Challenge

      Secret Compartment Challenge

    15 Discussions

    0
    The Ideanator

    I like how you said "again". My SK Ti's have broken about 9 times now, I'm surprised i haven't killed the wires yet.

    0
    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Aye, though the little extenders in the Hesh are way too fragile... This fix has been working for months now... I was pretty lucky with wires but they seem to be less crappy in Sk's for some reason...

    0
    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Not the case with my old FMJs, that was that pairs second and final fail :/

    0
    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Cheers, eventually they will have nothing original in the structure knowing me...

    0
    Missmaxcady
    Missmaxcady

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Oh I forgot to mention one of the sides of my skulls candies have broke.... But itsseems to be a wire problem.Can you fix that at all?

    0
    Missmaxcady
    Missmaxcady

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Ahhh dont have any or a soldering pen:/
    I should take them back.. "REFUND"

    0
    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Actually they have a lifetime warranty, just find the appropriate address etc. for skull candy repairs, it'll be free but maybe have to pay shipping...

    0
    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Wee design flaw with the arms, all the pressure gets put on one point of the inner arm, so they snap easily.

    0
    Ninzerbean
    Ninzerbean

    9 years ago on Introduction

    A splint - what a simple solution! I have broken headphones too, will definitely do this.

    0
    darknessfalls

    i did this quite a while back with mine (same exact headphones lol) only i used black duct tape on one side and neon green on the other. you are right, it will last for a while when repaired this way!