Introduction

The soldered connections in the average XLR cable can break under heavy use. Use this guide to disassemble an XLR connector and resolder the broken connection.

This guide will utilize a soldering iron. Please use a heat-resistant surface and proceed with caution. Place the end of the XLR Cable on a clean, uncluttered surface. Using a small screwdriver, unscrew the single screw near the top of the cable.
  • This guide will utilize a soldering iron. Please use a heat-resistant surface and proceed with caution.

  • Place the end of the XLR Cable on a clean, uncluttered surface.

  • Using a small screwdriver, unscrew the single screw near the top of the cable.

  • Gently pull apart the exterior metal from the internal mechanism.

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Assess which connections have fallen loose. In this instance, the white cable is disconnected.
  • Assess which connections have fallen loose. In this instance, the white cable is disconnected.

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Assess whether or not there's enough exposed wire to reconnect loose cables. In this instance, the exposed cables are too short to effectively reconnect. If the exposed wires are too short, use wire strippers or a razor to cut back the insulation.
  • Assess whether or not there's enough exposed wire to reconnect loose cables. In this instance, the exposed cables are too short to effectively reconnect.

  • If the exposed wires are too short, use wire strippers or a razor to cut back the insulation.

  • Separate the wires.

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Soldering irons are extremely hot. Proceed with extreme caution. Solder each of the loose wires to the coinciding metal prong. For more information on effectively soldering wire, please visit iFixit's Soldering Guide.
  • Soldering irons are extremely hot. Proceed with extreme caution.

  • Solder each of the loose wires to the coinciding metal prong.

  • For more information on effectively soldering wire, please visit iFixit's Soldering Guide.

  • If necessary, use a thin wire to further manipulate the connection.

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When the soldering is complete, reconnect the metal exterior to the head of the cable. Using a small screwdriver, reattach the single screw.
  • When the soldering is complete, reconnect the metal exterior to the head of the cable.

  • Using a small screwdriver, reattach the single screw.

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Conclusion

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

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