Introduction

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

Image 1/1: To prevent stripping, use appropriate bit and ensure screwdriver is oriented perpendicular to the face of the screw.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Remove screw with screwdriver and place in a safe location.
  • 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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Image 1/3: If microphone is corroded or wires are frayed it must be replaced. Image 2/3: Replacement microphone can be purchased online or at a local electronics store Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: Be sure to clip as close to base of microphone as possible in order to have enough wire for the new 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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