the protector of the 3.5 mm pin which is designed to bend slight amount, has sheared off. The spring hack seemed to work for few days. It held the pin cover firmly. but unfortunately in the train the spring with wire got pulled ,that time the spring's sharp edge removed the covering part. Thus I cam conclude that the spring hack failed.

the headphone functions properly. but I don't want to lose that headphone yet so some protection is needed.

What can be done to it?enter image description here

  • I already saw that post last week. tried the spring hack but no success. what next? Also in that post user92592 wrote about overall durability. On the other hand I am particularly talking about the 3.5 mm jack guard. – Fennekin Apr 28 '16 at 13:43
  • the spring hack was posted by robert cartaino – Fennekin Apr 28 '16 at 13:46
  • You didn't put shrink wrap over the spring, which is required for the complete solution. – David Cullen Apr 28 '16 at 15:15
  • @DavidCullen Heatshrink tubing alone works just fine. Can use two layers, one piece shorter than the other to get graded amount of flex. – user13683 Apr 28 '16 at 16:36
  • @nocomprende: I'm sure it does. My comment was to point out that the OP did not fully implement the solution. Robert Cartaino's answer starts out with shrink wrap and adds a spring as an improvement. The OP started out with a spring and ended in failure. – David Cullen Apr 28 '16 at 19:32

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