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  1. tehtehteh

    tehtehteh Guest

    I am trying to repair some headphones and there are 2 cables that I'd like to replace, but I don't know what to look for

    the first is a usb style cable, 5 or 6mm in diameter, with 9 individual wires running through it and the black wire being about twice the thickness of the rest

    the second is a thin wire, 1mm outside diameter, with 2 individual wires running through it

    I would like to get a smallish length of each of these but I don't know where to look, can you help?
     
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    hi there
    welcome :)

    try a local electronics store, most of them will sell cables from a metre in length and greater
    instead of having to buy a whole drum


    Dave
     
  3. tehtehteh

    tehtehteh Guest

    the problem with that is any local shop here just seems to sell stuff like power cords or junction boxes and stuff for the home, the closest thing they sell to what I need is single strands of wire

    now I could possibly get 9 of those, in different colours, braid them together, and solder that in, but that won't help with the other cord that has to fit along a narrow channel, so I definitely need 2 wires within a 1mm diameter outer cable for that and I'm not going to find it in any store around here

    I was hoping more for terminology, I know what I want but I don't know technical terms for it, all the google searches I've done don't bring me the results I'm looking for because I don't know what to call the cables
     
  4. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    where are you?
     
  5. tehtehteh

    tehtehteh Guest

    uk, south of london
     
  6. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    well there's no shortage of electronics outlets in the UK
    Maplins just to name one

    from your earlier comment, it sounded like you went to an electrical store not an electronics store


    Dave
     
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