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I bought these headphones for the PS3 way back but they broke within a year. The ear-cups broke off the headband and just kind of dangled there from the speaker wires.



I put them in my shed with intent on someday fixing them.


That day is today thumbsupsmiley.png



I honestly thought I would completely destroy them in the process but as luck would have it fixing them was a pretty simple task.

You will need a few tools and some ability but other than that its an hour fix.
  • Drill with a few small drill bits
  • Rivet gun with 12 rivets
  • two 4"x2" acrylic strips about 4mm thick
  • small torch or heat gun

Cut your acrylic to size. I scored mine with a cheap utility knife (P.S. you will need a small scoring knife) and just snapped it along the cut. Few passes with the knife down the acrylic should be all it takes



After that you will want to drill three holes with drill bits the same size as the rivets you intend to use. Too small a hole and the rivets will not go though and too big a hole and the rivet will not get a good grab. I used a couple of clamps after drilling to hold the acrylic strip to the ear-cup but in the end it turned out holding was just as easy. I drilled thought the holes I made already in the end of the acrylic strip marking the spot on the ear-cup I wanted to drill into. I then removed the acrylic strip and drilled the actual holes at the spots I had marked. I used three rivets at each end of the acrylic strip and it seemed more than enough for a strong hold.





I used a small gas torch to slowly heat the acrylic so it would bend and mold my acrylic strip to resemble the original curve of the headset



I then drilled though both the acrylic sheet then into the headband in one step drilling all three holes at the same time. It was easier to have all three holes drilled instead of drilling then riveting each hole individually plus if i screwed the angle up I dont think I could have removed the rivet to try again. I used two different rivet sizes as i thought the round silver disk thingy you have to drill into was thicker then it actually was. Looks very good imo



I have done both sides the same way. The one side was not torn completely free but there was a very large crack in the plastic where the ear--cup attaches to the headband, its only a matter of time before that side breaks as well. I also though it would give even pressure having both sides done with the same material .... and it was fun to do.




They are also super strong now. No different to original when spreading them apart, very resistant to being spread apart, its been a few years since I wore these but I honestly can not feel any difference in pressure when wearing when they were new. Its even pressure, not head pinching tight while also being very snug and comfortable. I could bend over to grab something off the floor and they will not slide off my head. Exactly as they were new out of the box.



I have them plugged in and charging. The red light is on so that is a good sign. At this point I have no idea if they will work, never turned them on. I may have drilled though a wire while fixing or even the battery ..... doh.gif I have my fingers crossed it worked. I would hate to have done such a wonderful ghetto fix only to have ripped speaker wires apart while drilling.






So you ask yourselves why the hell would you even bother fixing these pos cans anyways?

Mostly I did it cause I could .. or thought I could. I have the materials, tools and time and second to lastly I hate throwing things this expensive away, I felt these cans still owed me time for the amount i paid for them. The last reason most will not agree with is that they are a fantastic headset. Hear me out now. They are official and one of the only versions which allow voice chat/audio via USB dongle so they are super easy to set up and use, works everytime no fuss no muss. They also work on my PS3,PS4, wired or wireless, they work on my pc, and kids laptops but the dongle also plugs into the usb ports of our TV sets allowing for wireless sound .... FROM OUR TV"S. That is a lot of feature for a simple headset. The voice chat quality is top notch, peeps are super easy to hear and the headset has the ability to adjust between voice chat volume and game volume, they have mute, built in mic, sound profiles can be DL--ed for each individual game. The last feature I really love is the RUMBLE. OMG, make your eyes fall out of your head they rumble so well. They are a super easy to use, light, have great sound and packed with features.

Very happy to have them back in the fold. Very happy to have fixed them myself and clawed back product which should have been on its way to the dump.

Hope you liked my ghetto fix thumb.gif
Edited by cravinmild - 6/9/16 at 11:18am
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Move away Uncharted 4. This is the real 2016 GOTY :



I really like it biggrin.gif
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Ghetto Mod/Repair



I bought these headphones for the PS3 way back but they broke within a year. The ear-cups broke off the headband and just kind of dangled there from the speaker wires.



I put them in my shed with intent on someday fixing them.


That day is today

Used to own a pair of that headset. Same thing happened to me.

It is unfortunately a known issue... Stupid design fault.
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What are you guys personal wishes?

My are :

- PS4K NEO / Xbox Scorpio
- The Evil Within 2
- Gears 4, Halo MCC, Halo 5, Scalebound, Sunset Overdrive coming to PC
- Resident Evil 7
- Final Fantasy VII Remake more footage
- Prey 2
- Uncharted 4 Single Player DLC
- Dishonored 2 release date and footage
- ReCore footage
- Next Forza
- God of War 4 !
- new Metro
- Mass Effect Andromeda footage and release date !
- Red Dead Redemption 2 !

At this point it's pointless to put Half Life 3 on any list other than vaporware biggrin.gif

I cut out a few, but I'll replace them with Borderlands 3 and something awesome from Naughty Dog.
If Halo 5 or MCC were to come to PC my head would explode...then I'd be forced to build another PC. sad-smiley-002.gif
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Move away Uncharted 4. This is the real 2016 GOTY :



I really like it biggrin.gif

Yeah I've been interested in that one for a while! FYI I'm pretty sure it's not coming to PS4.
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Devil May Cry 5 !

Let's hope this is no mistake.

E3 show us Devil May Cry 5 !


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I said it multiple times in various threads :

I hate VR. I want it to die. I wish it wasn't a thing. I wish Sony/MS/Steam etc. wouldn't waste their time and money on it.

I get motion sick easy and I hate wearing stuff like glasses etc.

VR is (currently) defenitively not for me.

Also it looks like it is alreads DOA (dead on arrival). Apparently people already have their VR headsets, but I don't hear much about VR at all.

PSVR might make it more mainstream, but Oculus looks to be an absolute disaster with restrictions and exclusive games and basically there are no real good VR games out there.

I can see VR being amazing with like a space simulator and stuff. It's probably fun, but I think it's a gimmick and I hope it dies within 2 years and comes back in 30 years when we can wear little contact lenses that deliver better performance than current high end PCs + VIVE/oculus.

VR is the future, but isn't the present. I am not going to be an early adopter for VR. I am not going to sacrifice playing sophisticated games and go VR instead. VR games look like they lack depth and substance and go the "cool feature look at me its so fun in VR to do that" kinda route.

I don't know a single person in real life that is interested in VR.

(It sounds harsh, but its just my personal opinion. Other can love VR if they want to biggrin.gif )
DOA, nah. VR was already expected to have a slow start, the tech is just too expensive right now for many people to afford. PS VR will alleviate some of the cost issues. The tech will get better and less expensive as time goes by. Sure you can wait 30 years until we have the life-like Holodeck, but man you will be missing a whole lot amazing experiences till then.

I do agree some VR will make you dizzy/headaches. But the new VR that incorporates your entire physical body moving around in a virtual space(aka room-scale) completely alleviates the dizziness issue. I encourage you to demo a Vive unit coming to a store near you. I guarantee you will be amazed.

For me I dropped consoles about 3-4 years ago, the PSVR is really the only reason I would get a PS4 over my PC. Ok that and Uncharted. thumb.gif
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I've been holding out on buying a PS4, but it's tough because all my friends have one. Now that the PS 4.5 is set to release by the end of the year, what do you guys think the prices will be for new and used original PS4's once the new model releases? If I can grab one for $150-200 I think that would definitely be worth it. I wanna play Horizon Zero Dawn so bad lol.
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I've been holding out on buying a PS4, but it's tough because all my friends have one. Now that the PS 4.5 is set to release by the end of the year, what do you guys think the prices will be for new and used original PS4's once the new model releases? If I can grab one for $150-200 I think that would definitely be worth it. I wanna play Horizon Zero Dawn so bad lol.

Im seeing prices as low as $230 for the PS4 right now used. There'll be more flooding the market when the Neo hits shelves, but i dont see it going under $150.
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-06-10-sony-confirms-playstation-4k

PS4K confirmed

No E3 announcement though.
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