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Need Help: Mod Mistake!: Citiscape Uptown

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Guys I need help. I was replacing the ear pads on the Uptowns but I accidentally disconnected the driver from the wires. I don't know how to keep the two wires connected to the driver! Help please:
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Do you know how to solder?

post #4 of 20
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Not at all but I'm willing to learn!
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Not at all but I'm willing to learn!

To get all the things you'd need to solder it back together, you'd be close to how much it is to get a new pair. But, I'm sure someone will come in here(with lots of soldering experience, I am actually learning right now) and would be willing to fix it for you for no fee, just shipping back to you; as its only 2 wires to solder back on.

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Actually a basic serviceable soldering set is not too expensive. The Antex irons are pretty well-made, and while they're not temperature controlled like the fancy setups, they work fine for these applications. One with something around a 30 Watt power rating would work for this. Then there's just the solder wire.

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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

Actually a basic serviceable soldering set is not too expensive. The Antex irons are pretty well-made, and while they're not temperature controlled like the fancy setups, they work fine for these applications. One with something around a 30 Watt power rating would work for this. Then there's just the solder wire.

I got a Weller soldering iron for $40. Any good? Its a WLC-100.

post #8 of 20
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Idk. What's the difference between the the cheaper ones and the more exprnsive ones except power?
If I hold the two wires in the right place sound returns to the speakers. All I should need is some tape to hold them in place right?
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post #10 of 20
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Is it possible to de-solder the metal already used and replace it with new solder?
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I'm of the opinion you could get a cheap soldering iron from walmart for $5.  It doesn't have temp control, but as long as you're careful you'll be ok, just don't keep the iron on the contacts for very long and you'll be ok.  Tin the wires with solder, I would add a little solder to the contact pads rather than desoldering it completely.  Hold the iron on there, put the wire back on the pad while its liquid, pull the iron away, it will cool.  You can use flux if you want all this should be a cheap easy fix, again don't keep the iron on the contact too long you don't want to heat up the driver or VCs..

post #12 of 20
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Alright, thanks! I think I understood that completely.

So basically, I melt the metal that's already there, such the wire in, wait till it cools.
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Should the iron be 30 watts?

post #14 of 20

Ive got a Weller Soldering gun its 100-140, but I use just a cheap 30W iron for most headphone related stuff.  Just watch some youtube videos, make sure you solder the right wires to the pads and you should be set.

post #15 of 20
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I'm trying to convert the Uptowns cable to a y cable. Do I need a 4 conductor cable, and can I drill through the headphones with the soldering iron?
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