Sean Patterson

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Klipsch Image One (II): Replacement Hinge
spatpat83 @khurrraam No problem, here's a gallery: http://imgur.com/a/Ah9GG. I scored up the new hinge a little bit because the pliers slipped but I was really squeezing harder than I needed to. Being more gentle will reduce such scratches. Sorry for the typos in my previous post, I really should have reread that.
spatpat83 Thank you so much, @khurrraam! Only of my Klipsch Image One (II) hinges broke a few weeks ago mostly due to me wearing my headphones improperly so I can hear my coworkers out of one ear. I tried to tape it up and splint the hinge myself and it didn't work. I was about to throw some of my favorite headphones away but then figured I should google new hinges before I did. Thankfully I did since you had just uploaded this shape a few days before! I ordered two of them and installed one today and now it works perfectly! This is much sturdier than before. Definitely going to replace the remaining hinge before it breaks too. Thanks again! For anyone needing help installing the hinge: Took me about 10 minutes to install with a pocket knife, a small phillips head electronics screwdriver, some needlenose pliers, a sharpee, and a flashlight. I used the knife to gently cut the components of the hinge apart and then I was done with it. Make sure you cut the leave the ends of the pin bungs intact when you cut them off. You'll need the small phillips screwdriver to remove and replace the screws on the factory hinge. Don't lose them because the new hinge won't come with any. Once the screws are out then you can take the broken hinge apart. I used the needlenose pliers to carefully crunch up the earpad-side of the existing hinge to get the metal pin out. Then I used the pliers again to squeeze the pin into the new hinge. The little plastic bungs really come in handy for placing and centering the metal pin so be careful not to lose them, they are tiny. Push the metal pin into the hinge as far as you can and then place the bungs on each side, then squeeze them together with the pliers until you can tell the metal pin is entirely seated. Make sure you get the wire over the top of the metal pin and then push any extra slack in the wire back into the headphone body so that you can put the cover of the hinge on neatly. Screw the hinge down and you are done! I got the black hinges so I used the sharpee to cover up the white spots where the hinge parts come fused together. I used the flashlight to find the parts that I dropped several times. :)
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