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Hey guy's, I recently broke a pair of expensive iem's where the wire split from the driver to the cable.. There was probably about two or three copper wires holding together, and I decided to solder them back together.

Before soldering, the IEM's were in working condition, it was just the connection was poor and felt like it could rip at any second.

After soldering, the driver does not work at all.

I don't have a camera on me, but are drivers sensitive to heat and have i potentially killed the iem's?

Thanks.
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You soldered the three wires which were originally separate together? If so, you pretty much just shorted out all the wires.
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You soldered the three wires which were originally separate together? If so, you pretty much just shorted out all the wires.
i probably worded this incorrectly ..

theres one wire and its surrounded by copper wiring. the copper was exposed. I decided to put a bit of solder on it to hopefully re-connect it since i was occasionally getting no sound from the iems. and now the one driver doesnt work. haha i sound like an idiot for even attempting something like this
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Haha, well...depending on how long you applied the soldering iron to said area and what contacts you connected, you might have broken your IEMs.

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I would try to remove the solder with some desolder wick or a sucker just to see.

Solder might be touching something.

Oh also, are you sure it is not magnet wire?, you can't solder magnetic wire without first removing it's outer coating.

Had a short in a pair of cx300's, that's what they used so i had to strip it first then solder.
Edited by luvsan - 4/13/11 at 8:27pm
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