Broke the mini jack on my headphones

rsherid

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The tip of the mini jack on my Shure headphones broke off. Is there a way to replace just that part without having to get a whole new pair? If so, where should I go to buy? It's gold-plated shown below:

 

mikes70mustang

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Nov 14, 2008
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You gave a pic to one pair and a link to another. Call Shure and order a replacement part if possible.
 

rsherid

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Jul 9, 2009
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You gave a pic to one pair and a link to another. Call Shure and order a replacement part if possible.
They're closed right now. I sent an e-mail and will call back tomorrow.

Do you know if this is something that could be screwed off and replaced with a new one from a place like RadioShack?
 

Arrandale

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Feb 24, 2010
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The tip of the mini jack on my Shure headphones broke off. Is there a way to replace just that part without having to get a whole new pair? If so, where should I go to buy? It's gold-plated shown below:

solution:

1. snip off minijack from old pair
2. buy a new pair
3. snip off the minijack from new pair
4. take minijack form new pair and solder it onto the wire sub from the old one

... job done :p

but seriously, you can buy just the minijack form any hardware store and then solder it on to your headphone wire... just make sure you don't fuse the l and r wires together by accident!
 

Alvi

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Oct 31, 2008
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Pretty easy, cut the whole jack off, and use another headphone's one you don't want anymore and use it, any person with some minimum skills can do that, won't be as sleek as new, but no need to spend your money again