Introduction

Use this guide to access the headphone jack and check soldered connections. I you are planning to follow this replacement guide, you should have identified the headphone jack as a source of a problem (or maybe you just want to see the guts of your Beats Studios).

Image 1/1: 4 (2 per side) Torx type  T5, 3.5mm long screws.
  • Using the T5 Torx screwdriver, remove the black screws on both sides of the outside of the headband.

  • 4 (2 per side) Torx type T5, 3.5mm long screws.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry the black plastic hinge piece directly away from the headband as shown.

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Image 1/1: The hinge pins may slide out upon removal of the black hinge piece from the previous step. Be careful not to lose the hinge pins.
  • Remove the small metal hinges from their housings. There are a total of 4 hinges, two per side of the headphones.

  • The hinge pins may slide out upon removal of the black hinge piece from the previous step. Be careful not to lose the hinge pins.

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Image 1/1: 4 (2 per side) Torx type T5, 4.0mm long screws.
  • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove the silver screws from the silver segment of the headband.

  • 4 (2 per side) Torx type T5, 4.0mm long screws.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the headband cushion directly away from the plastic portion of the headband as shown. Pry the plastic portion a small amount and then move the opening tool sideways along on the headband. Repeat on both sides until the cushion separates from the top plastic part of the headband.

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Image 1/2: Congratulations, you have completely removed the headband! This will allow for ease of accessibility to the speakers should you choose to delve further into the depths of your headphones. Image 2/2: The black wire connecting the two speakers is somewhat fragile! Check that it isn't frayed. If it is frayed, consider repairing it with some electrical tape, splicing it, or replacing it.
  • Carefully remove the metal band from each of the hinge housings on each side. These should come off quite easily, provided that you have removed the hinges as instructed in step 3.

  • Congratulations, you have completely removed the headband! This will allow for ease of accessibility to the speakers should you choose to delve further into the depths of your headphones.

  • The black wire connecting the two speakers is somewhat fragile! Check that it isn't frayed. If it is frayed, consider repairing it with some electrical tape, splicing it, or replacing it.

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Image 1/3: Be very careful when pulling off the ear cushion, as the material holding the cushion onto the plastic ring can rip easily. Image 2/3: '''Carefully''' pull the cushion directly away from the earpiece. Image 3/3: The cushion will have a thin piece of foam inside of it that may fall out upon removal. Make sure to save this for reassembly.
  • Pinch the ear cushion between your thumb and forefinger.

  • Be very careful when pulling off the ear cushion, as the material holding the cushion onto the plastic ring can rip easily.

  • Carefully pull the cushion directly away from the earpiece.

  • The cushion will have a thin piece of foam inside of it that may fall out upon removal. Make sure to save this for reassembly.

  • Repeat for the other ear cushion.

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Image 1/3: Congratulations, you now have access to the rest of the speaker! Image 2/3: '''For reassembly, the black ring cannot snap back into the speaker the way it was disassembled.  It must first go inside the black lip of the ear   cushion. The black lip is located on the back side of the ear cushion. Please refer to the last two pictures on this step. ''' Image 3/3: The black lip is located on the back side of the ear cushion.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the black ring from the speaker. This will allow you to access the screws on the metal ring.

  • Congratulations, you now have access to the rest of the speaker!

  • For reassembly, the black ring cannot snap back into the speaker the way it was disassembled. It must first go inside the black lip of the ear cushion. The black lip is located on the back side of the ear cushion. Please refer to the last two pictures on this step.

  • The black lip is located on the back side of the ear cushion.

Hi does this work for the beats studio wireless?

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Image 1/1: Set aside the metal ring.
  • Use a 00 Phillips head scewdriver to remove the screws holding down the metal ring.

  • Set aside the metal ring.

  • 7 Phillips type 00, 3.9mm long screws.

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Image 1/1: 3 Phillips type 0, 8.0mm long screws.
  • Using the 0 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the 3 screws holding down the red speaker assembly.

  • 3 Phillips type 0, 8.0mm long screws.

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Image 1/1: 1 Phillips type 00, 5.0mm long screw.
  • Use the 00 screwdriver to remove the screw holding down the headphone jack PCB board.

  • 1 Phillips type 00, 5.0mm long screw.

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Image 1/2: Inspect the wires and ensure that they are all appropriately attached and not shorted or frayed. Image 2/2: If necessary, the board can be de-soldered and replaced with a new jack and board assembly.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the headphone jack and board up and out as shown.

  • Inspect the wires and ensure that they are all appropriately attached and not shorted or frayed.

  • If necessary, the board can be de-soldered and replaced with a new jack and board assembly.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Hi!

Could you please tell me where to get a replacement for the headphone jack (and board assembly)? I cannot find it anywhere.

Thanks a lot!!

Simon - Reply

These instructions are ridiculously over complicated! You can completely skip steps 1-6. You can also skip step 9 (no need to remove the metal ring). On my son's set the soldering job was sloppy and the wires had shorted causing the left side to stop working. I very gently lifted, separated, bent and repositioned the wires and it worked. But what you should actually do if you have ANY sense is to not buy this pile of overpriced plastic crap to begin with. My 30 yr old Sony MDR-V600's sound better, dont need batteries, and aren't falling apart.

alpinchisholm - Reply

Me gustaría que me proporcionarán el diagrama o como van conectados los cables ya que se me de soltaron y no se como van gracias

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