I recabled it once before and it got ruined over time from abuse, then I re-did it again. Now up to the most recent time there was rattle in the left driver, I knew it was a hair but when I went to take it apart I broke one of the wires on the driver. The pin was bent as well, so I figured I'd just recable it a 3rd time. (I suck at this eh?).
Well when I went to remove the old wires and clean the little metal tabs with holes, two of them came out from the driver. I think my soldering iron might have been too hot / left it for too long but it de-soldered itself from the driver. Well I stuck them back in the holes and pressed the soldering iron down, I felt it move a bit deeper into the driver, so I thought that was the solder melting again and giving me a solid connection.
But when I finally finished soldering the pin and getting it all wired up I found out the left driver is not giving me anything. I know the plug is fine because the right driver gets clear audio from both channels (just by touching it to the driver as you see it here).
Any ideas on how I might be able to repair this driver? Or what might have caused it... ? I'm 90% sure it was because those little tabs were de-soldered from the driver... I think I read somewhere you can order a new driver from Beyerdynamic for ~$40 something... but I'm hoping to avoid that if possible.