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The connection between the wire and the connector is a very high-stress area, so the degree of flex the wire experiences at that point is substantial. Better-quality cables will typically include a rubberized extension along that connection to spread out the load, but if that does not solve your problem, you can make a more substantial reinforcement yourself....


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The simple answer is to untangle them and be careful when adding and removing cables. When you first plug everything in, make sure the cables aren't crossed. Move from left to right or top to bottom. If that isn't sufficient or is too much of a pain to remember there are a few additional things that you can do to keep things straight. For cables that you ...


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It's a joke. Doing that will not convert your charger into a wireless charger because the current in the wires of the USB cable is DC.


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You can do a web search for "pipe cleaner craft". These wires have a fuzzy coating and are intended for crafting. They can be found very cheap for hundreds of foot-long wires of various colors. For example, on Amazon.com I see 600 pieces for about $15 US.


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I would generously hot glue the area where the wire is split and then wrap tape around it. The hot glue is slightly flexible and would form a new strain relief. Tapering the glue from the original strain relief towards the cable in a conical shape reinforces this effect. Make sure the actual split in the wire is well stabilized and cannot be bent or pulled ...


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You could take a picture of the current state of the attached wires. That would let you record which color of which wire goes to which connector. (I can't fully visualize your setup or issue, so this might not work for your situation. But for the situation I am picturing, it works great!)


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Label each bundle when you disconnect them. Then pull them through the conduit one at a time; if you lose a label, you can replace it right then, while the other three wires are known quantities. For the individual colored wires, you might try a "telco" crimp connector. These are made for indoor telephone wire, likely similar to the low-voltage, low-...


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pipe cleaners rust when they are kept in a damp state. If you want to wash them in soap and water, you have to dry them out thoroughly when done- or else they will rust. a better solution is to use aluminum wire inserted into a seam in the mask for maintaining shape. aluminum wire will not rust and is sold in hardware stores for hanging pictures on walls. ...


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Increase the length of the "antenna" by baring the lead of a longer wire and twisting the bare leads of the two wires together to make a splice. Use a similar gauge and material for the antenna extension. Most any wire is suitable. Simple, insulated "hook-up" wire is a generic name for a useable kind of wire. It can be single or multi-strand conductor for ...


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It's not a good idea to coil power cables. Coiling power cables creates a magnetic field. The more turns and the tighter (neater) the cable is, the stronger the magnetic field. Data cables have built-in twists to minimize electrical interference from such outside sources. Even so, data cables have more errors when they are near magnetic fields than when ...


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It might be because the soldering in that side might have gone off. You could fix that. This solution requires a pre requisit that you know how to do soldering. If not, you would better go for an electrician who knows this. Using paper knife, carefully open ear piece. You will see something like this You could see two wires each entering to each ear Piece ...


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If you can designate each bundle 1, 2, 3 and 4, and record the connection of each color per bundle, then all you really need to do is mark each bundle, right? If it's light colored sheathing, giving the end of each one a corresponding number of rings with a permanent marker should survive a trip through walls, conduit, etc. If not light colored, you could ...


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Since that appears to be a coaxial headphone cable, it's unlikely there's a good way to fix the damage shown. If you have special tools, it might be possible to cut completely through the cable, strip appropriately, and crimp the conductors back together, but it isn't practical to buy the tools for a single cable, or for a consumer (and you'll pay more than ...


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You don't have a broken wire you have a split in the protective covering. We can see the individual colored wires that look undamaged. If the device is going to sit on a shelf and never be moved, and the wires connecting to it are never going to be moved. No strain = no worries. Personally I would just use a good tape. It does not need to be electrically ...


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If the headphones still work, take electric tape and tape it down to the cable. Worked for me a long time ago. Hope you don't mind a bulge on your cable.


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Someone skilled with a soldering iron may be able to fix this, but the usual method of repair is to replace the entire cable. The headphones will have to be opened up to do that.


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Why do you need at all to label the bundles? It is very easy to differentiate them after stretching all the wires. At one end of the cables, short circuit the red and a given color from the same bundle. On each of the other ends test which color is short circuited with the red wire, and you'll know exactly which cable that is. (You state that you have 4 ...


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Buy a longer cable so your device no longer hangs in the air but can be placed on the ground. Micro-USB cables are not designed as structural, load-bearing elements, don't try to use them that way.


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Look at this from another angle, place the device being charged in a holder that keeps your cable from being stressed. You should be able to mount a holder using double sided tape to almost anything if the device being charged isn't too heavy.


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