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Anyone opened up thier Beyerdynamic DT880?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hey people,

 

Thanks to your advice I got the Beyerdynamic DT 880 back in april and loving it :)

 

Only one issue, the left side of the headphone just opened up, nothing is broken and im not worried however (nothing is broken)..I find that there is a very brittle type of plastic 'spring' that holds the holding screws together.

 

The only issue is they are more or less disintergrated so I cannot screw them back in! it looks like a spring but its as weak as string, does anyone know how I can fix this or if I should let Beyerdynamic know so they could send?

 

Any alternatives I can also would be helpful :)

 

edit: any idea what these things are called lol?

post #2 of 11

There are no springs or screws in the DT-880 cups. As far as I know there a bunch of parts that are glued together, and a bunch of plastic welded parts.

 

The driver board clips into the frame with a nifty plastic snap ring. Very elegant design.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

not the cups erm the metal part that houses the slider has 2 screws to attach them?

post #4 of 11

Got a photo?

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi mate, I have added 2 pics they have been edited in pain (my bad drawing) basically its a type of washer but made of such brittle plastic, it servies the purpose of wrapping around the screw so there is a snug fit..

 

My issue is they have disintergrated so I have zero idea how this can be solved, tried bluetac but as soon as I put them on my big head it pops out.

 

Nothing is broken like I said before, I am totally confused why they would make such flimsy washers..:(

 

http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp11/Mikoyan_2008/Image1.jpg

 

http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp11/Mikoyan_2008/Image2.jpg

 

 

post #6 of 11

weird, I have never had a problem with that part. 

 

I would bet the coils you mentioned are stripped off plastic. 

 

You need to take both of those things, the headband straps, and the long piece from the headphone, and put them all together. Then they screw back together. Be careful with the screws, they are self tapping! If you dont start them carefully, or take these thingies apart too frequently (ever?) the screws will stop working.

post #7 of 11

Looks like it was stripped clean almost. Use locktite and the screws should hold again.

post #8 of 11

^^ Agreed

 

If you cant get the screws to hold with normal effort adhesives may be required. I would only do it as a last-ditch-effort, but would prefer an epoxy of some sort to lock-tite. Lock-tite only works when there are threads to lock to. Dont even think about taking it apart ever after this.

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

hey guys just an update, I thought I would contact Beyerdynamic about this and they sent me a slider repair kit along with all the spare parts needed (free of charge might I add), currently listening to crisp sounds while letting you know :D

 

Props goes to Beyerdynamic, great service and top headphones!

post #10 of 11

It's great that they set you up with the replacements parts and indeed beyerdynamic has great customer service.
 

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Props goes to Beyerdynamic, great service and top headphones!

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mikoyan View Post

Hey people,

 

Thanks to your advice I got the Beyerdynamic DT 880 back in april and loving it :)

 

Only one issue, the left side of the headphone just opened up, nothing is broken and im not worried however (nothing is broken)..I find that there is a very brittle type of plastic 'spring' that holds the holding screws together.

 

The only issue is they are more or less disintergrated so I cannot screw them back in! it looks like a spring but its as weak as string, does anyone know how I can fix this or if I should let Beyerdynamic know so they could send?

 

Any alternatives I can also would be helpful :)

 

edit: any idea what these things are called lol?


I'm not sure what you're talking about. I've done open heart surgery on my actual driver. I have never sweat and been so afraid working on a piece of equipment before. The magnet was extremely strong and I was plucking hairs out that had been friction welded to the surface with a metal tweezer, get too close and clang, right against the delicate gossamer membrane. Good as new now though (they were buzzing from hair that got into the inner membrane area. )

 

I just disassembled the headphone adjustements on the headband tonight to try and figure out why they are so loose and there is a brittle, thin plastic square on each side of the foam headband that broke into little pieces but it didn't appear to be anything functional. I have no idea really which spring you're talking about that holds screws. There is the locking ring that keeps the first foam pad in place....

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