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Anyone know how to open the Etymotic HF5?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I've tried opening a broken pair, used a heatgun and a knife. I just can't get it open.

Anyone know a way on how to open these correctly?

post #2 of 6

This should help:

 

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Originally Posted by stevenswall View Post
 

Broken Etymotic Hf5 Cobalt Blue.JPG

 

I reckon it is held together by glue.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Yes, I know its glue. Thank you for the picture. It's just that even when I heat up the glue its very hard to open. I need a more reliable way to open them.

post #4 of 6

Not the proper way but rubber mallet/hammer, very gently?

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

I'll give that a try. Thanks.

post #6 of 6
I just opened mine with two pairs of pliers. It opened immediately. Put some tape on to avoid scratching it up.

There is a coating on the wires, even the seemingly naked copper one, which I burned off. Didn't make any connection til I did that.

Yay, new phones again!!
Edited by yoryocor - 4/4/14 at 4:15am
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