I've got a surround sound headset which needs a driver replacement. The problem is that they're firmly glued in. The surrounding plastic is ABS and I'm guessing the main body of the drivers probably is too.
So is there a particular solvent to loosen the glue that doesn't affect ABS? I'm assuming they are removable or else how would the manufacturer replace them under warranty?
And before you say it, yes I have tried to tentatively lever them out but they're not going to last long doing that. The drivers are really fragile and really firmly glued in.
Pic of drivers: https://imgur.com/a/0zV4G
Thanks for any suggestions.
By "earpiece" I assume you mean the whole assembly and the answer's no as they're no longer in production. But even if I could I'd still rather replace just the broken driver if I can find a way to unglue it!
On Friday, 27 October 2017 16:24:30 UTC+1, me wrote:
Yes, because these things don't cost them anything close to £130 and t
hey come ready glued together from China and are not designed to be disasse
It'll just get passed up the line from retailer to manufacturer with each o
ne giving credit to their buyer until China send out a relacement container
load for a tenner each.
On Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:58:15 PM UTC+1, GB wrote:
Yup, that'll probably work and at the moment seems like it might be the only way. On further inspection the glue looks like superglue and I tried a bit of IPA on it which sopftened it so a long enough soak might enable me to lever it out (eventually!).
On Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:09:05 PM UTC+1, Tjoepstil wrote:
I don't know though. I found a page that suggested IPA for softening superglue where acetone would otherwise melt the plastic. It looks like superglue, I tried it, it softened.
Now I just need something very very thin and sharp and stiff to get into the tiny gap to remove the softened glue.
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