First of all, I would like to introduce myself a bit, just to make sure you won't think I'm just a child, who's found something he doesn't even care about.
In my chldhood I didn't have any chance to share audiophile activities with my grandfather, this because he died in 2000 and I've only got to know him in 97'-98'. Even though it might sound like I had no time to share any interest or passion with him, I actually tend to focus on the same activities. He was a very calm and cold man, who loved quality over quantity on everything he would buy. From photography to informatics, all he bought had to be the best he could afford and, for this same reason, I've found myself with objects I don't even know where he got the money for.
Almost 10 years ago, my grandma used to play the piano a lot and her annoying neighbours would ask her to stop every time. For this reason she needed to use headphones on a new electronic piano. She used to complain all the time because the headphones she was using were broken so she replaced them with some chinese low-end panasonics. " id="yui_3_7_3_1_1353777194661_4002" rel="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/tongue.gif">
However, the broken headphones were the Yamaha's YH-1000.
I didn't know of any big difference between different pairs of heaphones back then, and I couldn't really test these since they have a 3,5 mm jack (as a kid I found that really aknward), so I didn't really care about them.
As years have passed, I started to create my own interest over music and music quality, which got me to be an audiophile very soon. For this reason I began to listen to my grandfather's jazz vynils collection (he also was a jazz drummer), started to take drum lessons, got into producing music, buit/bought my own home hi-fi, etc. " id="yui_3_7_3_1_1353777194661_4771" rel="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/smily_headphones1.gif">
Few months ago, I remembered about these headphones my grandma didn't use anymore and asked her why.
She told me she could hear from just one side and that one was completely detatched from the frame, not to mention she didn't have any idea of where to find the headphones.
Fortunately, she still held them in the same place. " id="yui_3_7_3_1_1353777194661_5159" rel="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/very_evil_smiley.gif">
Unfortunately, she was right about the defects. " id="yui_3_7_3_1_1353777194661_5561" rel="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/triportsad.gif">
The problem is she doesn't care as much as my grandfather did, so when the headphones fell she didn't bring them for any repairment, so I decided to try my luck and fix them.
Although I managed to fix the non working driver's issue and they both work now (as I'm currently using them), I am still unhappy on the condition of these beautiful headphones. This because the "maid" who cleans my grandmother's house every once in a while, trashed both earpads and also made the plastic junction that holds the drivers to the frame disappear. 2 big losses in 1 small sweep, GREAT! " id="yui_3_7_3_1_1353777194661_1900" rel="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/biggrin.gif">
I unfortunately can't take any pictures at the moment (that because I'd need to take them completely apart), but I will post them afterwards, however I found some pictures of some YH-1000s which have the same issue and a picture showing the plastic junction that holds the drivers (one is from a YH-1).
So, after all this chit chat I'm asking you, head-fi's community, to help me with any idea on how to fix this or advice on where/how to get replacement parts.
I am sorry for writing so much and for my bad English, although I'm pretty sure that more passionate head-fiers are reading the end of this right now.
PS: if anyone is interested then no, I'm not going to sell these, sorry.
Edit: this guy right here has a thread on a refurbished pair, although I find no help from his thread rather than the pictures and the fact he used one of Yamaha's HP-1 junctions to replace the HP-1000's.
Thanks in advance, have a nice day!
Edited by Xtrem - 11/24/12 at 2:12pm