Introduction

This guide has only a few simple steps to get to the microphone. However, soldering is required to fully detach the microphone from the headset and install a replacement. Please refer to the soldering technique guide for instructions on soldering and desoldering.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry out the rubber stopper at the base of the boom.

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  • Remove the single 6 mm flathead #2.0 screw exposed after removing the rubber stopper.

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  • Lift the joint of the boom up and over its pivot point to separate the microphone from the headset.

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Image 1/3: The back plate is glued to the boom and must be removed gently. Image 2/3: When re-installing, apply a few drops of super glue to hold it in place. Image 3/3: When re-installing, apply a few drops of super glue to hold it in place.
  • Using the flat end of the metal spudger, pry the back plate off the boom.

  • The back plate is glued to the boom and must be removed gently.

  • When re-installing, apply a few drops of super glue to hold it in place.

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  • Pull the back plate off the boom.

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Image 1/1: Desolder the two wires from the back of the microphone. For instructions on how to solder and desolder, please see the [guide|750|soldering technique guide].
  • Using the flat end of the plastic spudger, gently pry the microphone out of its casing.

  • Desolder the two wires from the back of the microphone. For instructions on how to solder and desolder, please see the soldering technique guide.

  • The white wire connects to the positive node, which is indicated with a "+" on the microphone.

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Conclusion

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

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6 Comments

Is a replacement microphone available from iFixit?

Scott Minton - Reply

What do you replace the mic with?

Its Me - Reply

They have the microphone for sale

daniel david guerrerogarcia - Reply

Would it presumably be just as easy to replace the microphone speaker with one from another headset, granted it fits ?

harumscxarum - Reply

Any mod to make the cable removable?

kikis.andcream - Reply

Hey guys, the back plate of my mic has fallen off by itself how can I fix it

XteriorFury - Reply

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