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.

Image 1/3: Place the end of the XLR Cable on a clean, uncluttered surface. Image 2/3: Using a small screwdriver, unscrew the single screw near the top of the cable. Image 3/3: Gently pull apart the exterior metal from the internal mechanism.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: If the exposed wires are too short, use wire strippers or a razor to cut back the insulation. Image 2/2: Separate the wires.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Solder each of the loose wires to the coinciding metal prong. Image 2/3: For more information on effectively soldering wire, please visit iFixit's [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|Soldering Guide|new_window=true]. Image 3/3: If necessary, use a thin wire to further manipulate the connection.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Using a small screwdriver, reattach the single screw. Image 2/2: 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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