Introduction

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

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

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

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  2. 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 the microphone from foam and plastic cover to be inspected.

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

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    • Clip both wires to remove defective microphone.

      • Be sure to clip as close to the base of the 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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