I have a pair of AT ESW9s which had the cable ripped out from one side from an accident. I re-soldered the connections but still got no sound from that side so I presumed I had over heated the coil in the driver or that some internal damage had been done when the cable was ripped out. ( I have tested the wire for ohm with a volt metre and they both produce a current.)
I ordered a new driver from the US and today I took out the one that was not functioning. I then tested the functioning side by plugging in my phone. It worked.
I then unscrewed the functioning side (very gently) to copy the wire colour to each solder pad. With the working driver unscrewed from its housing I plugged it into the phone again and there is no sound now what so ever! WTF have I done wrong... Is there some driver magnet science or something that means it will blow when music is played when it isnt screwed into it's housing?
I didn't even get a chance to put in the brand new driver. I now have two drivers that are not working and only one replacement. Is it not as simple as the two wires being soldered anywhere on the solder pad? This is so much harder than I expected ffs.
Can anyone recommend a knowledgeable repairer in Brisbane and does it sound like I need a 2nd new driver ordered first?
Cheers for and help or advice everyone.