accidentally put iphone headphones thru the dryer

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

  1. ntlaxboy macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2009

    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.

  2. Vster macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2005
    Celina, TX
    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

    Gin Gin

    Jun 22, 2009
    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

    Jan 17, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I have washed and dried an iPod Shuffle before and it still worked fine.
  5. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    How did they go through the dryer and not the washer? :confused:
  7. lollicup macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009
    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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