How to Repair Headphone Wires

Introduction: How to Repair Headphone Wires

Hello,

Welcome to my fourth installment to my Headphone Repair series. In this video I show how to fix the headphone wire itself. A lot of time a short can occur in the wire (instead of at the plug like I show in my other Headphone videos). Also, headphones wires can get cut or damaged very easily. This video shows you a simple way to make these types of repair.

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    31 Discussions

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    FredinelJ
    FredinelJ

    2 years ago

    I have a pair of iphone earphones and the wires got cut at the speaker how do i fix it

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    AndreaG181
    AndreaG181

    3 years ago

    How can I fix this?

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    BeccaW3
    BeccaW3

    4 years ago

    how do you find the bad spot in the wires? i don't want to strip the entire cord for my ear buds to find the bad spot, so is there another way?

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    JeffreyG44
    JeffreyG44

    Reply 3 years ago

    there will be a spot in the wire where you lose connection when it wiggles. while wearing them, just start at the end and progressively wiggle it millimeter by millimeter until the sound either connects or disconnects. Then you've found the spot.

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    SonnyM6
    SonnyM6

    Reply 3 years ago

    The bad spot is just the damaged part. If your ear buds aren't visibly damaged, then you honestly would be better off getting new ones because I doubt ear buds would be stable enough to be practical if you have to strip the entire wire.

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    OsamaA36
    OsamaA36

    4 years ago

    Hello i wpuld love ur answer as in a problem, I bought a TRS plug but my earphones tequire a TRRS plug what do i do and i dont want to use a sottering gun. My earphones are of samsung and i don't know which wire comes where its okay if the buttons or mic dont work i just dont want to buy a TRRS jack

    Okay, I have a pair of IWorld Headphones, and only one of the speakers work. The left side speaker doesn't produce anysound but the right speaker does. How do I fix?

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    JohanP1
    JohanP1

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Hey man i have a problem that the headphones only work when i move the jack plug, is there a way to fix them? the are

    Panasonic RPHJE120K In-Ear Headphone
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    sonicboom999
    sonicboom999

    5 years ago on Introduction

    ok i basically threw my headset to the ground and they stoped working but everythinngs intact and connected inside and out but it wont play any ideas or help

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    kirana1
    kirana1

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Richs,

    I Have JBL head phones with microphone. Wire at the end of microphone is badly damaged.Insulation was broken at the end of the microphone and i can clearly see blue and copper wire. Still headphone and microphone are working.If i remove microphone and do as u shown in the Video. Then headphone will work or not without mic.

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    ronnat
    ronnat

    5 years ago on Introduction

    THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUU ...

    i always tried to connect broken wires together for my entire life and always wondered why it didn't work !!!

    i had to BURN theeeeeem .... FINALLY :D :D

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    IndreshK
    IndreshK

    5 years ago on Introduction

    It can be repair a iball hip hop headphone right side wires is cut.one side is nt woking.

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    ArminB
    ArminB

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice try but I am confused. You talk about the red wire, and the black wire but the video shows three wires. Did I miss something? Can you please be specific about each wire connection. What happend to the breen and blue? The rest is OK.

    Thank you

    Ben

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    Divzzzakaeric

    I followed the same method that you have shown here but there is no audio output. But when I connect blue wire to the copper wires of red side, there is a little output. Why is that?

    my earphone's right side is not sounding. how to know which portion of the right side wire is bad portion to cut?

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    RichsMethods
    RichsMethods

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    If you are connecting the wires to each other, just connect them after sanding or burning off a portion of the enamel coating like I show in the video. Are you cutting out a bad portion of the wire, or replacing the plug? If you are replacing the plug, then I think you'll need a TRRS plug.

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    matthew.karli

    Hello, I'm having a problem with a samsung earphone (I don't know the model name but I got it with the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the package.) It has 3 cables. Black, Green and Red. none of them are snapped of. But there are copper cables that coils around each of these cables and they are the ones that are snapped of. I don't know what to do. Please help. Tq