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Is this repairable? If so, DIY?

post #1 of 12
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I had my JVC RX900s plugged into my guitar amp, walked past it and my leg bent the metal connector end. I tried it on my computer and I still get audio, but its only through the right channel and its distorted.

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My question is, is this repairable? I found a few guides on Instructables but they all seem to be dealing with much smaller headphones. I was thinking that I could maybe just cut the wire before the plug and solder on a new plug, but I'm not entirely sure... Could this be a professional level repair? The phones were only $50 so i don't wanna spend too much... but losing these headphones would be a big loss for me. I really want to recover them.

Thanks for any input.
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post #2 of 12
Just get a plug from Radio Shack, cut the old one off and solder the new one on.
    
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Or get a pair of pliers and bend them back into shape...
    
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post #4 of 12
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Or get a pair of pliers and bend them back into shape...

forgot to mention that i did try this... If I push on it while it's plugged in i can make the correct contact but as soon as i remove pressure it reverts.

I'll look into soldering it, are there separate wires for left and right channels or is it just one?
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post #5 of 12
I had the same thing happen to my A700s. I sent them back to Audio Technica to get recabled. You can do it yourself and it isn't too difficult. Also, sometimes headphones benefit from a better cable so you might want to check on head-fi.org and see if anyone has done a cable mod for those headphones.
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post #6 of 12
get a higher quality replacable plug, like the one radio shack sells but with a bit more...... bling!
post #7 of 12
OMg there is a guy on OCN that has some rx700's that are heavily modded and he recabled his ill try to find him so you can talk to him!
post #8 of 12
I've had this happen before. Luckily, it was an old set of headphones, so I didn't care.

I have no experience in soldering such thing, and I'm guessing you don't either, so I say your only option is to take it to a shop (if that's still how things are done) and get it done professionally.

Wouldn't cost much.
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post #9 of 12
There will be three wires. Left channel, right channel, and ground. Just get a new plug and maybe some shrink wrap tubing to make it look nice and clean, and it will be like a 5 min solder job.
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post #10 of 12
If you don'to have a soldering iron, RadioShacks have em with little screws at the end of each contact. Heat shrink each connection with adhesive lined heat shrink and you are good to go.
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