Introduction

Before proceeding with the replacement guide, make sure the headphones are unplugged from any device.

Remove star head screw from above base of microphone with T6 Torx Screwdriver.
  • Remove star head screw from above base of microphone with T6 Torx Screwdriver.

  • To prevent stripping, use appropriate bit and ensure screwdriver is oriented perpendicular to the face of the screw.

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To expose the next screw, peel foam cover from the base toward the end of microphone.
  • To expose the next screw, peel foam cover from the base toward the end of microphone.

  • Remove screw with screwdriver and place in a safe location.

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With Screws removed, remove microphone from foam and plastic cover to be inspected. If microphone is corroded or wires are frayed it must be replaced. Replacement microphone can be purchased online or at a local electronics store
  • With Screws removed, remove microphone from foam and plastic cover to be inspected.

  • If microphone is corroded or wires are frayed it must be replaced.

  • Replacement microphone can be purchased online or at a local electronics store

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Clip both wires to remove defective microphone.
  • Clip both wires to remove defective microphone.

  • Be sure to clip as close to base of microphone as possible in order to have enough wire for the new microphone.

  • Align wires with corresponding pads on new microphone and solder in place

  • For soldering see the ifixit soldering guide: How To Solder and Desolder Connections

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Conclusion

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

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