How to Repair Earphone Wires

Earphone wires take a beating every time you fold and unfold them, jerk on them or pull them out of a earphone jack. You may have a favorite pair of earphones that have been damaged, yet you just cannot bear to throw them away. Fortunately you can fix your earphones with a few tools and about an hour's worth of time.

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Fix your damaged earphones instead of throwing them away.

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Scrap off the insulation on the damaged part of the earphone wire with a knife. Separate the four wires.

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Trim off the fibers within the wires with scissors. Straighten any crimps in the wires with pliers.

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Twist the same color wires together clockwise. Smooth the wires flat and bind them with a small piece of electrical tape or heat shrink tubing.

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Hold the heat shrink tubing in place with pliers and heat it up with a soldering iron for a more permanent seal on your earphone wires.

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Let the heat shrink tubing cool, and then plug in your earphones to test the repair.