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post #21 of 42
First of all thank you all for your post and seriously i was soo relieved after reading all your comments and pictures that i am not the only one suffering this issue ! Thanks Buska103 and Khaotik55 for your great contribution ! you literally sacrificed your Headphones for us. my headphones weiredly has different solution , actually the problem is i am getting low volume from both sides i mean it was like 50% less volume from both sides soo i by mistakenly found this great solution for my headphone, wished i had seen this site before i purchased this headphones frown.gif

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post #22 of 42
My girlfriend who I gave these headphones to (don't hurt me) just had this same problem. One channel was disconnected but if you fidget with the miniplug jack you can get sound out of at least one channel. I will probably take this apart and fix it myself.

Razer makes such cheap products, I suggest avoiding them completely.
     
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Any way to reconnect the two sides without the volume control?
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Originally Posted by Aardor View Post

Any way to reconnect the two sides without the volume control?

Sorry for the late reply.
I ended up scapping the whole sound control PCB because it was cutting out the sound again, yeah, it'll work. Just label the wires and connect them to eachother. I personally kept them in the same little sound control box and taped up the open holes.
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post #25 of 42
Man, did I have the same problem.
After EXACTLY 6 months my Charcharias started to lose its sound on the left ear.

I did exactly like Buska103 and took apart the volume controller.
In my case the left channel (green) was NOT working exactly the same. I only resoldered that, since I am not good at electronics I did not mess with anything else.
Here I am, happily using it again. Thanks man, no joke I'd be without a headphone set right now if not for you. My Roccat Kave aluminium hinge snapped and even after melding it back it just snapped all over again. So I opened my Razer Charcharias that I boxed (after it broke) and tried what you did.

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The silly Roccat hinge that snapped...By just putting it on my head.
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Even after melding it back, it just snapped all over again.

Despite how expensive these peripherals are, my silly AVF (no clue what model) which cost USD5 lasted me 2 years! I dropped the crap out of that, and it still worked.
Both the Roccat and Razer broke after 6 months of safe use (never dropped or pulled, because I was scared of breaking them).
What rubbish...
post #26 of 42
Ok, so did you just re solder the wires in the volume control module, or were they broken from the beginning?
post #27 of 42
If you're asking me then,

The wires were not broken in the beginning. Somehow, along the way that small green wire for the left channel lost contact with the board. (Nothing visibly apparent externally)
I heated it and that released the green wire. Removed the old solder.
Then I cut off some of the green sleeving to reveal more of the underlying wire (like Buska103).

Then held the green wire down firmly and applied new solder on to it, making sure to NOT touch the other wires solders but giving enough solder that the green wire made proper contact with the board.
I only resoldered that single green wire. Didn't touch anything else, or take anything else apart.

If you're not asking me then, sorry I can't tell. Hope this helps someone else.
post #28 of 42
How the hell did you get those rubber stoppers off? theyre being a real pain for me!
post #29 of 42
Old thread, but I had the same problem, sound in left ear was cutting out and going to mono sometimes, turned out it was the volume controller. I don't even use the volume controller so why not solder some wires to bypass it?

The red wires I soldered on worked fine for a few months, then another problem. Left ear was cutting out again. This time it was a bad wire inside the left ear speaker. Took it apart, cut about 5 inches off the braided cable, and soldered them on. This was by far the hardest part and I suck at soldering, it took about 3 hours lol


Headset worked perfect, untill I find out the mic wasn't working. Decided to cut out the entire PCB and just solder the wires directly together.

Decided I will still use the old volume controller's case, so I added on the rubber things on each side and stripped the wire. I used a lighter to melt the braided cable then pulled it off

Sort of twisted the wires together before soldering

My crappy soldering job

Wrapped with electrical tape to prevent shorting

Inserted it into the shell, wires turned out a bit too long, so I squeezed them in


And good to go, the mic and speakers work perfectly biggrin.gif

Whole thing took a good 5 hours
post #30 of 42
So I have had a problem with my Razer Carcharias for a while. I didn't have a warranty because my cousin had given them to me.

The problem was that the volume out of the right speaker was bad unless I applied pressure to the case. At first I thought that this might mean the PCB was cracked, however, the main cause of problems with these types of electronics is generally with the wire or the solder joints. I decided to start with the looking for and fixing cold solder joints (because I didn't feel like dealing with the wire just yet.) I re-flowed the solder on both wire connections as well as on the potentiometer. This appears to have fixed my problem.

tl;dr Try re-flowing the solder joints on the volume control before removing it all together, it worked for me.
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