Broken earpod connector

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by Ghokun, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Ghokun macrumors newbie


    Oct 21, 2013
    Just broke my micless earpods connector. Any chance that I can fix this? (A link to a tutorial would be great). or should I buy a new one :confused:

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  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA

    Buy a new one. Look on amazon for possibly a better set of headphones.
  3. harrisonw1998 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    Agreed-you need a new one but there is a SLIGHT chance Apple will replace it for free if you go to the store. Especially if your iPhone is still under warranty and it came with it.

    Hope this helps.
  4. SeenJeen macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2009
    If your iDevice is under warranty, Apple will usually replace it.

    Maybe call into Apple Care and say that your earpods have "no sound". ;)
  5. mpantone macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    Apple's warranty does not cover accessories.

    Buy a new pair of earphones/whatever. I would never pay the $29 that Apple charges for these. There are far better earphones in the $30-50 range from other manufacturers.

    There are more comments about earphones in this recent thread.
  6. chunheisiu macrumors member


    Nov 20, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    I doubt it. I once had a pair of Apple Earphones (The pre-EarPods ones) with no sound on one of the sides, and got it replaced for free at the Genius Bar.
  7. Ghokun thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 21, 2013
    Thanks for the responses guys.

    I will try to replace them at an Apple store. But since I stumbled the earpods while they were hanging from my laptop, I don't think they are going to replace them.

    I guess I better look for a better set on amazon.
  8. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    You sure about that?
  9. mpantone macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    Perhaps I wrote my statement incorrectly, but the end conclusion is the same.

    There is nothing in normal user behavior that should result in a broken connector from Apple EarPods. User-caused damage is not under warranty.

    If a Genius replaced these free of charge, it was because he/she was feeling generous (and maybe had some spare pairs). Heck, the COGS on these things are probably three bucks, it's not like Apple is going to file bankruptcy is an Apple Genius comps a pair.

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