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Hi guys

Have had these Icemat Siberia headphones for a long time now and have had problems with the little controller it comes with (non-USB).

Anyway, just randomly yesterday afternoon the headphones decide they only want to play in one ear.

Reinstalled drivers still nothing...

Any ideas?...this is starting to drive me insane.

EDIT: My sound is set to stereo and it's the right side that's dead...tried on other computers and still does the same thing...is it dead? How do I take these apart? Do I have to take the ear muffs off?

Thanks,
Elliott
Edited by Starholdest - 1/30/11 at 7:32pm
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When I had my siberia's that's how they went out after a couple years. One speaker went out... never got it working again frown.gif Good luck regardless.
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Originally Posted by sivarthcaz;12205783 
When I had my siberia's that's how they went out after a couple years. One speaker went out... never got it working again frown.gif Good luck regardless.

frown.gif Thanks. What did you buy this time 'round?
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sounds like you need to find out what solder points have gone bad

they will be at the speaker in the control unit and on the usb port

my guess is gone be on the speaker or on the controller
    
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Originally Posted by ghettogeddy;12206237 
sounds like you need to find out what solder points have gone bad

they will be at the speaker in the control unit and on the usb port

my guess is gone be on the speaker or on the controller

That's also what I was thinking. But, as I said in my original post, I don't have the USB version; and the headphones are plugged directly into my speakers which are plugged directly into my computer.

Does anyone know how to take these things apart? Do I have to pull the muffs off to get at screws or something?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Starholdest;12208554 
That's also what I was thinking. But, as I said in my original post, I don't have the USB version; and the headphones are plugged directly into my speakers which are plugged directly into my computer.

Does anyone know how to take these things apart? Do I have to pull the muffs off to get at screws or something?

i miss read sorry
doesn't make much a of a difference though at the 3.5 plug there is still solder points not that you can get to them
but if it gets to a point where you tried everything else you might have to snip a lil off and add a new plug
    
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Yea I could try doing that.

Anyway, I sent a message to SteelSeries and got this back:
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Hi Elliott,

Very sorry that it happened, but your warranty has been expired for 3-4 years (if purchased 4-5 years ago). The best I could do is offer you 40% off the price of a headset if you sent your broken headset into us. If you're interested, let me know.

John

I guess 40% is pretty good for 3-4 years out of warranty lol.

Anyone have their Icemat Siberia's V2? Have you guys had any problems with them?? I mean I hope they're better than the first generation...I was also looking at Sennheiser but if I'm gonna get a new pair of these for like $70 then I guess I should go for it?
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So what do you guys think? Try to find some Sennheiser 555's or go with Siberia's again and save 40%?
Edited by Starholdest - 2/3/11 at 7:21pm
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Just to bump this thread up a bit...I did go witht he 40% off finally and guess what? My second set of Siberia's is doing the same thing...and this is the V2 version this time.

What the hell?...

Have tried switching to my onboard audio also...and it fixed it for a while...but now it's starting to come back. I have to jiggle the wire around on the headphones to get it to work again...
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Bump...anyone else heard of this before?
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