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Help with fixing Sony MDR V6

post #1 of 8
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So I've had my V6's for over a year now, but I'm having problems... take a look at this pic: 

 

 

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the wire on the right side is frayed... whenever I listen to music, I sometimes have to turn the headphone jack to hear out of the right side. 

Does anyone have any suggestions? Is it possible to get this fixed, and can I do it myself? I really don't know what to do :'( Help somebody, PLEASEE!!!

post #2 of 8
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le bump

post #3 of 8
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Anyone? Please SOMEONE help me!!!

post #4 of 8

Apparently you have no confidence or soldering ability since you haven;t fixed them already. If I could astral project myself to you I would but alas I lost that ability when I stopped eating ice cream and switched to a high cayenne pepper diet. Here is what I would do.

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile

 

Carefully take them apart.

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile

 

Cut the wires at the bad spot.

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile

 

Strip the insulation off at a length comparable to the existing internal wiring

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile.

 

Tin the freshly cut wires at the ends.

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile

 

un-solder the old wires and solder the freshly cut wires one at a time matching color. 

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile

 

button things up and test.

 

If they don't work or you have more cable problems throw the cable in the parts bin and start over. Since you are now an expert revolutionize the industry with a variable port design utilizing bio-metric rat intestines that compensate for the random human ear shape.

post #5 of 8
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Haha Thanks for your advice but I have one problem... I don't know what tools to use and I need to know how much they cost...

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by drtturnip View Post

Apparently you have no confidence or soldering ability since you haven;t fixed them already. If I could astral project myself to you I would but alas I lost that ability when I stopped eating ice cream and switched to a high cayenne pepper diet. Here is what I would do.

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile

 

Carefully take them apart.

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile

 

Cut the wires at the bad spot.

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile

 

Strip the insulation off at a length comparable to the existing internal wiring

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile.

 

Tin the freshly cut wires at the ends.

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile

 

un-solder the old wires and solder the freshly cut wires one at a time matching color. 

 

Remind yourself that headphones are fragile

 

button things up and test.

 

If they don't work or you have more cable problems throw the cable in the parts bin and start over. Since you are now an expert revolutionize the industry with a variable port design utilizing bio-metric rat intestines that compensate for the random human ear shape.

post #6 of 8

A pair of wire cutters (scissors can do in a pinch), wire strippers (a knife or scissors can do in a pinch), some solder and a soldering iron are all you need.

 

Soldering irons are usually not expensive.
 

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Meshaboo View Post

Haha Thanks for your advice but I have one problem... I don't know what tools to use and I need to know how much they cost...

 

 

a cutter for stripping the insulator = free, you have it in your house probably

a pair of scissors for cutting the wires = free, you have it in your house probably

a table = free, you have it in your house probably

a wall outlet for plugging in your soldering iron = free, you have it in your house probably

some screwdrivers to use for your headphone = free, you have it in your house probably

soldering iron = 10usd minimum, make sure to buy low wattage (i use 30w)

soldering lead = 5usd for a whole roll

post #8 of 8
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After 2 years, I finally had no choice but to try to fix them myself... I searched for people in my school to help but no one wanted to .... Finally went to Radio Shack today and bought an $11 soldering kit and $7 heat shrinking tubes... I panicked the first 3 times I tried to fix them, but somehow I got them to stay together and I FIXED THEM! :dt880smile:

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