Mouse chewed cord!!

Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,275
edited November 2019 in Headphones
In three or four places, a mouse (or rat) chewed the cord apart on my cousins DT770 pros and I need some info before proceeding with a repair.

First I mentioned the removable cord mod and he’s good with me fixing it. I could do it no sweat, but I have about three or four feet of cord left attached to the cans so I’m gonna put a new plug on it instead. This may be easier and possible better because I don’t have a dreamer tool to use inside and nothing to seal up the large hole. So here’s what I need to know, I pulled insulation off and see three wires, blue, red and copper, which is right left and ground? Also on the plug I have where does right and left go? I.e like is the tip of the plug right or left? I feel like I should know this by now BUT the only thing I’ve done to headphones so far is listen to them so forgive my ignorance please.

Here’s a pic of the plug, I feel like a could solder the contacts but I may end up getting a different kind of plug.
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And a pic of the wire. Ragged
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Any info is well appreciated and once I get to doing it I’ll post pics:) it will be a while before I get to it because I will be starting a new career this week and will be away from home a while.
Electronics: Westinghouse 43" LED, Marantz UD-7007 player, Denon AVR-x3100w receiver/preamp, DIY Ethereal ESO-1 power conditioner, Parasound HCA-1500a power house.

Speakers: Polk Audio RTA-12c mains, Polk Audio PSW-505 sub, Klipsch rc-10 center, Klipsch RB-41 surrounds.

Cables: Audioquest King Cobras, Audiquest Diamondbacks, Pangea HDMI's (one for audio, one for video), KnuKonceptz sub cable, Pangea AC-14 and AC-14se's, Pangea AC-9, Dayton Audio speaker wire.

Comments

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,054
    Not sure why you think anyone here would know what you're asking. Your best bet is to contact the manufacturer to see about getting a replacement cord.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,439
    Could you reconsider starting the new career because I am too excited to see how this pans out and I would prefer not having to wait?
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,814
    Do you still have the old plug with some attached wire? Using a multimeter, you can easily trace which wire goes to which plug section.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,759
    copper is almost definitely ground. The tip is left and the middle is right, the base is ground, IIRC. I don't know what to tell you about the blue or red.

    Yes, contact the manufacturer! good luck. :)
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,963
    Do you still have the original jack, or did the mouse/rat 🐀 abscond with it? Last time I did one of these repairs, I had the same question as you, and used a multimeter to read out the connections on the old tip.

    But yeah, I'd say try to source a new cable from Beyer-D. If those wires are like the ones on a set of earbuds I was repairing, they may be enamel coated, which can be a pain to work with.
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    (sorry for the dupe suggestions. my thread view wasn't up to date when I wrote)
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,512
    Make sure the rat didn't take a dump in the cups
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  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,275
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    copper is almost definitely ground. The tip is left and the middle is right, the base is ground, IIRC. I don't know what to tell you about the blue or red.

    Yes, contact the manufacturer! good luck. :)

    That’s all I needed.

    F1nut wrote: »
    Not sure why you think anyone here would know what you're asking. Your best bet is to contact the manufacturer to see about getting a replacement cord.

    You threw me bro.

    And to answer the other posts about the original plug, it’s gone. The Mouse probably forgot and left it in his cargo pants

    Electronics: Westinghouse 43" LED, Marantz UD-7007 player, Denon AVR-x3100w receiver/preamp, DIY Ethereal ESO-1 power conditioner, Parasound HCA-1500a power house.

    Speakers: Polk Audio RTA-12c mains, Polk Audio PSW-505 sub, Klipsch rc-10 center, Klipsch RB-41 surrounds.

    Cables: Audioquest King Cobras, Audiquest Diamondbacks, Pangea HDMI's (one for audio, one for video), KnuKonceptz sub cable, Pangea AC-14 and AC-14se's, Pangea AC-9, Dayton Audio speaker wire.
  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,275
    I actually forgot figuring the red and blue wires will be easy:)
    Electronics: Westinghouse 43" LED, Marantz UD-7007 player, Denon AVR-x3100w receiver/preamp, DIY Ethereal ESO-1 power conditioner, Parasound HCA-1500a power house.

    Speakers: Polk Audio RTA-12c mains, Polk Audio PSW-505 sub, Klipsch rc-10 center, Klipsch RB-41 surrounds.

    Cables: Audioquest King Cobras, Audiquest Diamondbacks, Pangea HDMI's (one for audio, one for video), KnuKonceptz sub cable, Pangea AC-14 and AC-14se's, Pangea AC-9, Dayton Audio speaker wire.
  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,275
    I can’t believe it but I must have skipped the comments asking if I had the original plug lol sorry but either the mouse took it into oblivian with him or one of those small black holes opened up in my junk closet and it fell in there....

    Anyway I have a plug coming from China but I’m about to order one from here if it’s not expensive. They can be had for cheapy cheap.
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Could you reconsider starting the new career because I am too excited to see how this pans out and I would prefer not having to wait?

    Try and contain your excitement lol

    Electronics: Westinghouse 43" LED, Marantz UD-7007 player, Denon AVR-x3100w receiver/preamp, DIY Ethereal ESO-1 power conditioner, Parasound HCA-1500a power house.

    Speakers: Polk Audio RTA-12c mains, Polk Audio PSW-505 sub, Klipsch rc-10 center, Klipsch RB-41 surrounds.

    Cables: Audioquest King Cobras, Audiquest Diamondbacks, Pangea HDMI's (one for audio, one for video), KnuKonceptz sub cable, Pangea AC-14 and AC-14se's, Pangea AC-9, Dayton Audio speaker wire.
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