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My Etymotic earphones have snapped?!

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi.

I own Etymotic MC5s, and I was using them as normal, took them out of my ear, and noticed that the left earphone had come apart. I checked the right one, and sure enough, that one had too. The wiring still seems intact (I think) as I can hear music coming out of the tips if I hit play - how would I go about repairing it? Super glue? Electrical tape?

 

^ Here is a picture of my earphones. The line where blue joins black is where it's come apart.



Thanks.

post #2 of 6

Contact Etymotic customer support.  

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

They're not in warranty and I'm not in the US to call them. I just thought I'd try you guys first before emailing them to ask.

post #4 of 6

Try contacting Etymotic first. If you can't get it help from them, then superglue it back. We did have a few reports of the MC series housing comes apart in the forum.

 

Oh, don't use cheap superglue, try 3M or UHU if you can find them.

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Try contacting Etymotic first. If you can't get it help from them, then superglue it back. We did have a few reports of the MC series housing comes apart in the forum.

 

Oh, don't use cheap superglue, try 3M or UHU if you can find them.


I assume the superglue won't mess up anything inside the housing? Or will I have to be super careful? :S

post #6 of 6

Cheap superglue tend to be very runny and that's where you might run into trouble. The key is to apply only a small amount and wait for it to be semi-dry before gluing the two parts together. 3M sells a gel form of superglue under Scotch brand and that's the best kind for this type of application and it won't run at all.

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