Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › Need to fix my earbuds cable: they have been cut opened.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need to fix my earbuds cable: they have been cut opened. - Page 2

post #11 of 14
OP: Think of the liquid tape as electrical tape that you brush on. It solidifies but still remains flexible. It is an electrical insulator, which I've used to fix cracked and damaged wiring harnesses on my car.

I would avoid cutting the rest of your headphone's insulation off and replacing with heat shrink. That would make a very, very stiff cord. Re-sleaving with paracord is an attractive option, but from my experience with sleaved headphone cords, you will get a fair amount of sound pickup when the paracord brushes up against your shirt, hands, etc.

IMO, just cover the split insulation and keep rocking on. Food for thought:

- To stop the insulation split from moving down the length of your wire, make a circumferential cut at the base of the split. Carefully, and gently use a sharp razor blade for this. thumb.gif
- Use heatshrink at the base of the IEM to act as a strain relief for the wire.

band.gif

Edit: ASUSFreak, I saw the saying on an old brewery logo and really liked it. "While we live, let us drink." cheers.gif
Edited by ILOVEPOTtery - 1/28/12 at 1:13pm
post #12 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post

You can call that electric tape.

Euhm no it isn't, is it? I'm an electrical engineer, and we use TAPE all the time wink.gif But I think I read it in this thread as HEAT-SHRINK

A joke in our company is: An electrical engineer without tape is a mechanical engineer lachen.gif (we say that if you ask the tape of your colleague and he hasn't got it wink.gif)

And yes you can almost get it in every colour including white wink.gif (or transparant as well) --> But when you wrap in your cable, you'll have to roll the tape over itself again and again and ... so it creates joints... And those joints will become dirty over time because of the glue of the tape itself)

86

@ ILOVEPOTtery:

Ah that could be cause Dum vivimus, vivamus means: Let us live, as long as we live

And you know this one: Veni, vidi, vici. --> Veni, bibi, vomui. (I came, I drank, I puked)
Edited by ASUSfreak - 1/29/12 at 4:00am
   
Main Laptop
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 3.4GHz @ 5.2GHz ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (B3) ASUS GTX780Ti DC2OC 2x4GB Vengeance 1866MHz @ 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
C: Crucial M4 256GB D: Caviar Black 2TB E: Spinpoint 750GB F: Raptor 150GB (Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot) 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BD Thermalright Silver Arrow Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus PB278Q 2560x1440p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Corsair 1kW Antec 1200 Logitech G5 
Mouse PadAudio
A4 paper :D Logitech Z-5500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 (2.6GHz to 3.8GHz) ASUS 780i Striker II Formula ASUS 8800GTX 768Mb DDR3 4Gb (2x2Gb) Dominators 1066MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C: 1x Raptor 150Gb & D: + E: 2x Samsung 750Gb ASUS DVD + DVD(RW) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Iiyama 19" Vision Master Pro 454 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 750W Antec 300 Optical 
Mouse Pad
A4 paper :D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
M740 ASUS A7Vm 7300 TurboCache 2x 1Gb Corsair SoDIMM DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 120Gb (2 Partitions) DVD-RAM DL C: Windows, D: Linux 15,4" Wide 
Mouse
Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Main Laptop
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 3.4GHz @ 5.2GHz ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (B3) ASUS GTX780Ti DC2OC 2x4GB Vengeance 1866MHz @ 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
C: Crucial M4 256GB D: Caviar Black 2TB E: Spinpoint 750GB F: Raptor 150GB (Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot) 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BD Thermalright Silver Arrow Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus PB278Q 2560x1440p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Corsair 1kW Antec 1200 Logitech G5 
Mouse PadAudio
A4 paper :D Logitech Z-5500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 (2.6GHz to 3.8GHz) ASUS 780i Striker II Formula ASUS 8800GTX 768Mb DDR3 4Gb (2x2Gb) Dominators 1066MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C: 1x Raptor 150Gb & D: + E: 2x Samsung 750Gb ASUS DVD + DVD(RW) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Iiyama 19" Vision Master Pro 454 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 750W Antec 300 Optical 
Mouse Pad
A4 paper :D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
M740 ASUS A7Vm 7300 TurboCache 2x 1Gb Corsair SoDIMM DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 120Gb (2 Partitions) DVD-RAM DL C: Windows, D: Linux 15,4" Wide 
Mouse
Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well, I have only found black electrical tape. I'll try it despite the looks because I believe it might be the best solution.

Shouldn't the liquid tape alone stop the insulation split from moving?

How many brushes do you think I should apply?
Competitive CS:GO
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 iGPU TridentX 2x4gb @2400mhz CL10 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial m4 256gb none Stock.. 8 pro + mint 15 cinnamon 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
SyncMaster 997 mb (crt) random TR2 600w CM Storm Spawn 
Mouse PadAudio
QcK+ Shure SRH 750DJ+FiiO E5 
  hide details  
Reply
Competitive CS:GO
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 iGPU TridentX 2x4gb @2400mhz CL10 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial m4 256gb none Stock.. 8 pro + mint 15 cinnamon 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
SyncMaster 997 mb (crt) random TR2 600w CM Storm Spawn 
Mouse PadAudio
QcK+ Shure SRH 750DJ+FiiO E5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 14
The liquid tape should stop the crack from propagating. There's no set number of brush strokes, just apply enough to seal the wires back in the insulation. thumb.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Home Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › Need to fix my earbuds cable: they have been cut opened.