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Help: Bose OE1 Working In Only One Ear

post #1 of 6
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So I went to my room today and found that my headphones which were working fine yesterday, are now only working in one ear. I bought them a while ago from John Lewis so I guess any warranty has ran out (although I'll ask JL and maybe bose when I get the chance)

 

I've opened them up and apart from one little copper wire looking out of place (compared to the right one) I cant seen any obsctructions or anything. 

 

 

 

 

If anyone knows what's wrong or has advice on how to go about fixing it (or if I can even get a replacement) it'd be appreciated greatly

 

TIA

 

edit: just realised that the copper wire is on the right cup too, but I think the connection in the left one is the problem


Edited by AgentJ - 2/18/14 at 8:28am
post #2 of 6
The most common issue with any headphone is a break in the wire *somewhere* between the plug and the driver. Except for headphones with ANC or multi-driver headphones that have some electronics in the path - that's all there is to it - the plug, the cable, the driver.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply. I've just discovered that pushing on the plastic bit near the wire fixes everything, so I guess I'll stick a bit of sponge or something to solve the problem. 

 

So I guess the problem is to do with that that bit of copper not connecting properly to wherever it needs to. The "sticking something there" seems to be a good enough idea, but long term, is there anything I could do that would fix it?

 

edit: so sticking some sponge didn't work and now even pushing down on the membrane thingy doesn't help :S


Edited by AgentJ - 2/7/14 at 1:57pm
post #4 of 6
The back of the driver will usually have very fragile wires soldered between the cable and the driver's voicecoil. If one of those lead wires has been broken or detached, then pushing on bits in that area might temporarily make contact, but if the wire slips or shifts, that might not work any more.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Does that mean it's possible that I could resolder it?
post #6 of 6
*if* it is simply that the wire has come lose or broken, then yes, it's possible it can be resoldered.
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