(HD) Please read! If your ear buds or earphones are cutting out, here’s a way to check the “electrical continuity” of your ear buds or earphones. IF YOU DON’T HAVE TESTING EQUIPMENT such as a multimeter, this is an effective alternative. Just a galvanized nail, penny (copper), and potato. Simple, safe, and can be done by almost anyone. You can try other metals in place of the galvanized nail. I did find that stainless steel cutlery (forks or knives) did not work well with the copper penny, athough an old screwdriver did in place of the nail. You can try other “acid” types of vegetables or fruits, but you must make sure the vegetable or fruit is juicy and wet with acid juice between the penny and the nail.
Let us all know in the comments what worked for you!
When this procedure is done with your earbuds in your ears, the sounds will be much louder and clearer than what I could pick up with my camera’s microphone. Remember, IF YOU ARE UNABLE to achieve any sound in one of your earbuds, but you can in the other, then your earbuds are likely defective.
Note! For most earbuds, the “tip” of the plug is the left earbud, with the first “sleeve” up from the tip being the right earbud. Touching the 2nd sleeve (common) to the tip (left) or the first sleeve (right), will produce small sounds in the respective earbuds.
ALSO, for the many of you who have 4 conductors on your earbuds, the 4th conductor (sleeve) is usually for the microphone. No need to touch that sleeve.
If your earbuds test out ok (you hear sounds), but when you plug them into your device you still have problems with missing sound, be sure to check out my other video which addresses a very common problem that can make “sound cut out”.
For a FULL diagnosis and repair for earbuds (1/8 inch TRS AND TRRS), check out my video here. your earbuds cut out only on ONE device check my video here. out my channel – WARNING: This video is provided for entertainment and promotional purposes only. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, instructions and advice contained in this video. No one is liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information contained in this video or in the related comments. Be safe! Anything you try will be done at YOUR OWN RISK!