Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Fixed some headphones

My son had pulled the wire out of one side of a pair of cheap headphones. These things break all the time, but they're so cheap I rarely think to fix them. This pair had an ear-wrap feature that he seemed to like, though, so I cracked open the casing on the speaker and discovered that the wires had simply come off their solder pads. A little wire-stripping and solder later and we were back in action. I was even able to snap the casing back together without glue.

It's not always easy to fix modern products, but when you can, it's a great feeling to avoid throwing something into the trash stream.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is nice. What drives me crazy are all the little bits and pieces of cases and electronic stuff I have laying around that are never compatible with anything else--the tiny screws are the wrong size, the jacks don't mate, the power adapters provide the wrong current . . . arrggh.