If your headphones are starting to refuse to work and are breaking down? You can still try to fix them. In this case, it is a good idea to evaluate what is not working. That way, you can choose the right repair method.
For some, the first step is to go to an electronics store and repair the headphones or buy brand new ones. Professionals are usually highly regarded for their services, even if the malfunction is minor and the repair takes a few minutes. In such a situation we can safely decide to repair broken headphones ourselves. In this article we explain how to get started.
If our favorite headphones are broken, it is certainly not pleasant. But before we decide that nothing can be done about them, we often try to find a cable arrangement in which they will work properly. However, the problem can get worse. Therefore, we should focus on finding the cause of the failure
Here are some possible forms of headphone failure:
Each of the described types of damage requires a slightly different approach to repair. Construction defects usually mean deeper problems that you can’t fix on your own. In this case, it is better to bet on better headphones. What can we do in other situations?
Starting with cable damage at the mini jack, we can find that twisting the cable and the mini jack itself “fixes” the problem. This is a temporary solution, as any movement of the cable can break the connection. In this case, it is necessary to replace the mini jack, while shortening the headphone cable by a few centimeters.
A similar situation occurs when the sound breaks in one of the headphones. Again, you can shorten the cable for a particular headphone. The difficulty may be the specific design of some models, which sometimes makes it impossible to change the cable.
It is worth mentioning that in some situations repairing and replacing cables does not help, because the same handset keeps breaking. In that case, we should look at our habits. Sometimes we tend to unconsciously wrap the headphones around the player because the cable is too long. As a result, we strain the section at the plug, for example. Headphones worn in a tight pocket are similarly damaged. Although you still need to repair the damaged headphones, it is worth changing this behavior for the future.
In some situations, it is possible to repair headphones yourself. However, it is worth considering whether you have the right materials, time, and most importantly skills. Trying to repair expensive equipment may turn out to be even more damage and, for example, fruitless shortening of the cable. In this situation it is better to go to a professional service salon
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