Reinforce a Headphone Cord So It Doesn't Kink

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Here is a quick and easy way to reinforce a limp cord with a plastic drinking straw.

Step 1: Cut the Straw to Length

Use scissors to cut the straw to an appropriate length. I made mine a bit less than 2 inches.

Step 2: Cut the Straw Lengthwise

Use the scissors to cut the straw segment lengthwise so you will be able to open it up and put it around the cord.

Step 3: Place the Cord Inside the Straw

Open the straw at the lengthwise cut and slide the cord inside. Move the straw down to the jack end to support it and prevent it from bending so much. This is not a perfect or permanent fix for a bent cord, but it might help you through a cord crisis someday. It's cheap and easy.



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    5 years ago

    this a great idea for s temporary fix for head phone cords. thanks for this.

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    5 years ago

    Thanks for your comment! This is my first Instructable and you're my first comment! :-)