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Thanks for posting the driver version numbers purk, I guess my pair either has driver version 1 or 2. So in order to actually see the driver version number stamped on the driver, one has to really look through the driver diaphram under a light to see it. I do realize that you can cause damage to the lead wires or other parts of the can if you're not careful on how you go about exposing the driver. Just how hard is the process as I don't want to do anything to risk damaging my R10.

 

Edit: I just read on the ALO recabled R10 web page just how nerve racking the removal process can be, improper earpad and driver removal can cause irreparable damage.


Edited by warubozu - 5/25/11 at 4:30pm
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Thanks for posting the driver version numbers purk, I guess my pair either has driver version 1 or 2. So in order to actually see the driver version number stamped on the driver, one has to really look through the driver diaphram under a light to see it. I do realize that you can cause damage to the lead wires or other parts of the can if you're not careful on how you go about exposing the driver. Just how hard is the process as I don't want to do anything to risk damaging my R10.

 

Edit: I just read on the ALO recabled R10 web page just how nerve racking the removal process can be, improper earpad and driver removal can cause irreparable damage.


I discourage anyone from removing the driver from the housing unless you absolute have to.  When I removed a dead driver from my R10, I also damaged the lead wire to the driver.  And yes, I strickly adhered to the procedure described in the service manual.  The problem is due the fact that Sony had accidentally glued part of the damping paper that cover the lead wire to the housing.  So any attempt to remove the driver will result in a peeling of the paper which may lead to a permanent damage to the small copper lead wire.  However, this situation isn't true for all R10s as I was able to remove the good driver from the right housing without any problem.  

 

So, again, do so at your own risk, but I strongly discourage anyone unless you are absolute certain that Sony didn't screw up during the assembling process.  See attached picture for details.  Notice a trace of glue that was applied around the driver and a piece of paper that is still glued to the housing after my disastrous DIY attempt!  

 

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Edited by purk - 5/25/11 at 7:47pm
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