The most unfortunate thing about headphones is when they break. One of the most common reasons for a headphone hinge to break is that there was too much pressure on it, causing it to be squeezed or bent out of shape. When this happens, you have two options: buy a new pair of headphones, or try and fix your old ones.
How to Fix Broken Headphones Hinge
In this blog post I will show you how to repair your broken hinges so that you can use them again!
- The first thing you’ll have to do is get all the equipment together. What you will need are: your broken headphones, a small screwdriver set (preferably with a magnetic tip), scissors, paper clips, and tape. Make sure that none of the tools are sharp so you won’t cut yourself while working on your headphones.
- Take out your headphones and set them down on a flat, clean surface. Inspect them for any loose pieces or other bits that may be able to help you with the repair. You should see a plastic piece that is connected to the headband by two screws (one on each side). Take those out as well as those small metal clips that held the plastic piece to the headband. They’re likely stuck to the plastic, but if you try and pry them off (and they’re stubborn) then use a screwdriver and carefully twist them off without bending them out of shape.
- You should now have all of those loose pieces in front of you. Look at the broken hinge and see if you can find a piece that matches it. If you did not save anything from step two, then look for something similar and try to imagine what part of your headphoens it would go in. Once you have found the right piece(s), use some tape to stick them together (if they’re broken) or use paper clips to hold the pieces together (if they’re just loose). Once you’ve done that try them out in your headphones and see if it helps. If not then move on to step four.
- Now that you’ve found the right piece(s), put your headphones back together by putting everything back in the right place. If it does not work, find another piece of plastic that is similar and use it instead. You may have to look through some other pieces on your headphones if none of the pieces match up to each other.
- Once you think you’ve found the appropriate matching pieces, glue them all down so they stay in place during use. Most glue that you would use in school is not strong enough, so you should either buy some superglue or try to find something else that would work better.
- Once the pieces are back together and glued down, put your headphones on and test them out! If they don’t fit right then keep playing with the broken pieces until they do. Once you’ve fixed the broken hinges, enjoy using your headphones again with no fear of them breaking on you once more.
If you have any questions about the process feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll try my best to answer it! Good luck fixing your broken headphones!
Best of luck! 🙂