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.
Things You'll Need
- Electrical tape
- Wire cutters
- Heat shrink tubing
- Soldering iron
Scrap off the insulation on the damaged part of the earphone wire with a knife. Separate the four wires.
Trim off the fibers within the wires with scissors. Straighten any crimps in the wires with pliers.
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.
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.
Let the heat shrink tubing cool, and then plug in your earphones to test the repair.