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Did I ruin my 280's?

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So, I was doing the Tack mod on them, (hence the blue stuff), and I dropped a handful of small screws onto the exposed driver. They attached themselves to the Neodymium magnet, and dented the plastic diaphragm. I got the screws out, but the cable connection snapped. I resoldered the two hair-thin wires back to the driver, but the sound is noticeably quieter and more laid-back in that ear. Is that a bad solder connection or is that something to do with the dented diaphragm?

Here's a pic of what I mean:
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They will still work, but not aswell as before.

The loss of sound it probably from the damage.
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They will still work, but not aswell as before.

The loss of sound it probably from the damage.
Damage to the driver?

I can re-solder if that would fix it.
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It could be that the solder you used is providing more resistance, but that crack could have alot to do with it too. What kind of solder did you use?
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You did the ONE thing you're told never to do when modifying headphones, lmao.
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You did the ONE thing you're told never to do when modifying headphones, lmao.
Drop screws onto the exposed driver?
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Drop screws onto the exposed driver?
Drop metal or any sort. I think you probably screwed them up.
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Drop metal or any sort. I think you probably screwed them up.
Can you buy replacement drivers?
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