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Introduction

This information will give you the understanding of how and what makes an ear bud work.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your In-Ear Headphone, use our service manual.

As you can see this is your average ear bud, from these two pictures you can see the front and the back. As you can see this is your average ear bud, from these two pictures you can see the front and the back.
  • As you can see this is your average ear bud, from these two pictures you can see the front and the back.

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Take the silver covering off of the ear bud, notice the black wire connecting the two (the wire should be knotted) Take the silver covering off of the ear bud, notice the black wire connecting the two (the wire should be knotted) Take the silver covering off of the ear bud, notice the black wire connecting the two (the wire should be knotted)
  • Take the silver covering off of the ear bud, notice the black wire connecting the two (the wire should be knotted)

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Now detach the black shell completely. Now detach the black shell completely.
  • Now detach the black shell completely.

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Remove the black wire from the ear bud. Take the copper colored wire out of the black covering Remove the black wire from the ear bud. Take the copper colored wire out of the black covering
  • Remove the black wire from the ear bud. Take the copper colored wire out of the black covering

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This is what is inside the ear bud. You will see a silver ring surrounding the wires, and protecting cellophane around it.
  • This is what is inside the ear bud. You will see a silver ring surrounding the wires, and protecting cellophane around it.

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On the ear bud you will see a magnet on the inside of the black encasing, Remove the Magnet from the encasing. On the ear bud you will see a magnet on the inside of the black encasing, Remove the Magnet from the encasing. On the ear bud you will see a magnet on the inside of the black encasing, Remove the Magnet from the encasing.
  • On the ear bud you will see a magnet on the inside of the black encasing, Remove the Magnet from the encasing.

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This is the copper band that was suronding the magnet. This is the copper band that was suronding the magnet.
  • This is the copper band that was suronding the magnet.

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This is the black ring that was around the magnet. This is the black ring that was around the magnet.
  • This is the black ring that was around the magnet.

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Take the ear bud, with the cellophane like wraping and remove the silver chip Take the ear bud, with the cellophane like wraping and remove the silver chip Take the ear bud, with the cellophane like wraping and remove the silver chip
  • Take the ear bud, with the cellophane like wraping and remove the silver chip

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This is were the magnet was and were the chip was attached too. This is were the magnet was and were the chip was attached too.
  • This is were the magnet was and were the chip was attached too.

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This is what the Finished product should look like. These are the things that you will find when you take apart you ear bud
  • This is what the Finished product should look like. These are the things that you will find when you take apart you ear bud

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