Sennheiser IE8 Fix

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  1. SBanga

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    I've got an old pair of IE8s and thought the cable was faulty so ordered a new one. However, it's actually a fault with the headphone connection in the right headphone. Basically, a tiny strip of metal has sheared, leaving the connection point ever so slightly large for the pin. I was thinking to just put a tiny amount of foil around the pin to make it fit better.

    My question is, does ordinary food wrap foil conduct electricity and would this solution work effectively?

    I can add photos this evening if it helps.

    EDIT: It really was a tiny hole and I had to use the smallest amount of foil but it's worked :)
     
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  2. beatbeast84

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    How permanent is the solution. Is the sound quality still the same.? And how long have you had them for, they may still be covered by a warranty. Have you tried contacting the supplier?
     
  3. SBanga

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    It's not a perfect solution in that if I remove the plug, the foil will most likely fall out. But as long as the connection is made, it is pretty much spot on and I can't tell any difference in sound quality.

    The earphones are over 3 years old now so not covered by warranty. Still going strong though.
     
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    Maybe still ask Sennheiser and email them photos. Even if they cannot offer free servicing it will only have cost your time up to then
     
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    True. They might just be able to do something for you. Good luck
     
  6. SBanga

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    Thanks for the tip guys. Emailed them asking about a repair and received a reply within the hour to return them for a replacement. Kudos to Sennheiser UK. Happy days.
     

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