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Every time I turn my head to the right, the audio in the left ear either cuts out or becomes faint by comparison to the right audio.
It's very strange because I have plenty of slack, and as soon as I turn my head back straight at the PC the sound in the left comes back.
Nothing happens when I turn my head to the left, and there's no reaction if I turn my whole body tot he right, only fi I turn my head, and shaking/lightly tugging parts of the cord doesn't make anything happen.
Edited by Sebiale - 2/8/12 at 9:44pm
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The cord may be broken on the inside, but only dislocates from the other part when moved in a certain direction..? Only way of explaining it I could think of redface.gif. Not sure how you'd go about fixing it, but getting a new headset may be the only way.
    
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What kind of break constantly fixes itself?
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The cord may be broken on the inside, but only dislocates from the other part when moved in a certain direction..? Only way of explaining it I could think of redface.gif. Not sure how you'd go about fixing it, but getting a new headset may be the only way.

What a horrible pile of post. Anything can be fixed, and if its wire related then its the easiest it could be.
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Youll need:

1: Some type of screwdriver.

2: Spudge. ( prying tool with focus on not scratching things )

3: multimeter

to disassemble and test end to end wire continuity.
Quote:
Youll need:

1. Soldering iron

2. Possibly some new wire, 3-4 leads contained, and possibly a mini-TRS termination.

To perform repairs

Here are some helpful guides in case you feel you are capable of deducing the actual cause of your issue and are willing to put forth the effort to make a simple repair to the cheap wire that came with your headphones.

Soldering Simplified:
You will need to use the wire to PCB pad method on the little speaker inside the driver if there isnt a signal splitting PCB.

Multimeters:
This will teach you what a multimeter is and how it will help you.

edit: even as a consumer, this skill will save you CRAPLOADS OF MONEY.
Edited by Xinoxide - 2/8/12 at 10:14pm
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i've done this fix a few times

This is the guide i used to get an understanding
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post #6 of 7
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Found the source of the problem.
It's the where the wire connects to the headphones, when I turn my head the wire is bent slightly because it runs over my shoulder and down my chest. Lifting it so the wire bends recreates the issue, although only it it's bend somewhat forward, other directions it doesn't have an issue.

I was hoping it would be some kind of software issue, but if the wire is actually broken somehow then I think I might go buy wireless ones to replace em.
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Meh, Go figure.
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