accidentally put iphone headphones thru the dryer

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ntlaxboy, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. ntlaxboy macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I recently put my headphones through the dryer. They work perfectly. However, since they were kind of balled up in my pocket, they seem to be permanently creased/scrunched. Ie there are bends, especially in the wiring above the fork of the headphone that cause the headphones to kind of act like a loose spring, making the headphone cord shorter and more annoying (since it doesn't really flip around loosely anymore). Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? I was going to hang them with a weight at the bottom, but I'd be curious to see what y'all thought.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Vster macrumors 6502

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    I'd try hanging them over a chair or something overnight, unweighted. If that doesn't work then you might weigh it down. But congrats on the iPhone still working after that! :D
     
  3. Gin Gin macrumors regular

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    He didn't say anything about the actual iphone going in the dryer!
    OP, I'd maybe try carefully heating the earphone cord with a hair dryer on low while putting some tension on the cord. Maybe get someone to help you hold the other end.
     
  4. hsk macrumors regular

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    I have washed and dried an iPod Shuffle before and it still worked fine.
     
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  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    How did they go through the dryer and not the washer? :confused:
     
  7. lollicup macrumors regular

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    Mine went through the washer + dryer

    I tried to reheat them and straighten the plastic out, which worked for like 5 minutes but once it cools it goes back to a tangled mess

    so to answer your question, no you cannot fix this
     

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