Introduction

The following steps will teach you how to disassemble your headset and install a new microphone.

  1. Flip the headset face down.
    • Flip the headset face down.

    • Squeeze both sides of the battery cover.

    • While squeezing, pull the cover up slowly to remove it.

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  2. Locate and detatch the white connector that connects the wires of the battery to the wires of the headset.
    • Locate and detatch the white connector that connects the wires of the battery to the wires of the headset.

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    • Use a hairdryer or heat gun to melt the adhesive along the crevice that joins the black and silver components.

    • Apply additional heat at the tip of the microphone.

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    • After heating the headset, use the plastic opening tool to carefully pry the black cover from the headset.

    • Be aware of the two plastic connectors inside the headset. If the black cover does not come off smoothly, apply additional heat on the connectors.

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    • Remove the microphone from the tip of the plastic.

    • You will have to lift the microphone straight up because it is held in place by a small piece of plastic.

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    • Use the heat gun to melt the adhesive connecting the headset face to the speaker casing.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the speaker casing from the headset face.

    • Add extra heat to the sides to melt the adhesive between the plastic connectors.

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    • Slowly separate the motherboard from the rest of the headset.

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    • Locate the microphone wires on the bottom of the motherboard.

    • Use a hairdryer or heat gun to melt the glue off of the motherboard.

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    • Flip the device over.

    • Use a soldering iron to remove the solder that holds the wires to the motherboard.

    • For help soldering, click here.

    • The microphone piece should be completely detached from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Replace the glue and solder where they are needed.

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