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Can someone in New York open my sr60s?

post #1 of 10
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I'm trying to open these up to replace the cable. I just cannot seem to do it, no matter how hard I steam them.  (Sorry if this is posted in the wrong spot.)

post #2 of 10

Use a hair dryer, don't concentrate it in one area though, move around the cup and heat it evenly. That should loosen the glue up so you can pull them apart. 

 

How were you 'steaming them'?

post #3 of 10

If it's the SR60 (like in your post title) and not the SR60i, you should be able to snap the old glue by putting a smooth spoon handle around the edge of the cups and gently forcing them apart by swivelling the spoon.

That is the safest way, but doesn't work well on the new 'i' models as the glue bond isn't as brittle as the old ones. 

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

Use a hair dryer, don't concentrate it in one area though, move around the cup and heat it evenly. That should loosen the glue up so you can pull them apart. 

 

How were you 'steaming them'?

 

Near-boiling water in a sheet pan, placing the cups in that.  I was prying a knife in the crack and it was just damaging the plastic.  I have ones that look like these: http://cdn.head-fi.org/e/ee/ee73b757_25-unhooked.jpg

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

If it's the SR60 (like in your post title) and not the SR60i, you should be able to snap the old glue by putting a smooth spoon handle around the edge of the cups and gently forcing them apart by swivelling the spoon.

That is the safest way, but doesn't work well on the new 'i' models as the glue bond isn't as brittle as the old ones. 

 

I have ones that look like these:http://cdn.head-fi.org/e/ee/ee73b757_25-unhooked.jpg

 

They are from 2011 or before.  Can a spoon handle fit in that crack?  I tried using a mini flat-head screwdriver (for glasses) and it couldn't pry them open.

post #6 of 10

(I just nabbed this image from the interwebz somewhere.)

This is where the spoon handle goes

 

 

start with a small teaspoon, where the neck is very thin. Then work your way up.

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

(I just nabbed this image from the interwebz somewhere.)

This is where the spoon handle goes

 

 

start with a small teaspoon, where the neck is very thin. Then work your way up.

 

Wait, you're telling me I don't have to pry it open here (the red line on the right cup)?

post #8 of 10

Ya, pretty much.

 

What you've been doing is trying to pop out the driver from the driver housing, which is often called 'full driver liberation' - which is usually an irreversible destructive method used by modders to put the driver into a fully wooden housing.

This (usually) destroys the plastic driver housing cup in the process.

Most of the wooden cup mods just cover up the plastic driver housing, because most modders don't wish to do a full driver liberation.


Edited by GREQ - 2/13/14 at 1:25pm
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Wow.  Sincerely, thank you very much.  You've saved me from a lot of grief.

 

Unrelated: should I delete this entire thread as it's unambiguously not related to regional meet-ups?

post #10 of 10

Nah, it's good to leave up valuable information like this, so at least wise people can learn from the mistakes of others. 

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