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Apple iPhone bluetooth headset take-apart

Posted by Jon Evans 26/03/2008 at 23h58

As my bluetooth headset seems to be a dead loss, I thought I'd take it apart to see how it was made. I did a lot of searching and I don't think anyone has done this yet - I certainly couldn't find any photos.

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Apple iPhone bluetooth headset take-apart

Posted by Jon Evans 26/03/2008 at 23h58

As my bluetooth headset seems to be a dead loss, I thought I'd take it apart to see how it was made. I did a lot of searching and I don't think anyone has done this yet - I certainly couldn't find any photos.

P1090154.JPG

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iPhone Bluetooth Headset meets washing machine

Posted by Jon Evans 26/03/2008 at 00h07

Well the inevitable has eventually happened, my Apple Bluetooth Headset has been put through a full 40°C cycle in the washing machine. Not only that, my iPhone stereo headset was in the other pocket.

The headset microphone seemed to be broken so I tried to pry it open to dry it out. I just managed to break the clips. After warming it up on my external USB drive all day it has dried out to the point where it might be working OK again, so I'm going to try a bit of superglue to fix the cover back on. In the meantime here is a photo.

Inside the iPhone headset microphone

My bluetooth headset is still in a bad way. It sort of charges up, but the indicator flashes orange. If you hold the button to turn it on, it does the usual four rising tones but it is very scratchy and crackly. It's also pretty beat up, as it came out of the pocket and rattled round the washing machine drum.

Here's some pictures.

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

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iPhone Bluetooth Headset meets washing machine

Posted by Jon Evans 26/03/2008 at 00h07

Well the inevitable has eventually happened, my Apple Bluetooth Headset has been put through a full 40°C cycle in the washing machine. Not only that, my iPhone stereo headset was in the other pocket.

The headset microphone seemed to be broken so I tried to pry it open to dry it out. I just managed to break the clips. After warming it up on my external USB drive all day it has dried out to the point where it might be working OK again, so I'm going to try a bit of superglue to fix the cover back on. In the meantime here is a photo.

Inside the iPhone headset microphone

My bluetooth headset is still in a bad way. It sort of charges up, but the indicator flashes orange. If you hold the button to turn it on, it does the usual four rising tones but it is very scratchy and crackly. It's also pretty beat up, as it came out of the pocket and rattled round the washing machine drum.

Here's some pictures.

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

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iPhone Bluetooth Headset meets washing machine

Posted by Jon Evans 26/03/2008 at 00h07

Well the inevitable has eventually happened, my Apple Bluetooth Headset has been put through a full 40°C cycle in the washing machine. Not only that, my iPhone stereo headset was in the other pocket.

The headset microphone seemed to be broken so I tried to pry it open to dry it out. I just managed to break the clips. After warming it up on my external USB drive all day it has dried out to the point where it might be working OK again, so I'm going to try a bit of superglue to fix the cover back on. In the meantime here is a photo.

Inside the iPhone headset microphone

My bluetooth headset is still in a bad way. It sort of charges up, but the indicator flashes orange. If you hold the button to turn it on, it does the usual four rising tones but it is very scratchy and crackly. It's also pretty beat up, as it came out of the pocket and rattled round the washing machine drum.

Here's some pictures.

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

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iPhone Bluetooth Headset meets washing machine

Posted by Jon Evans 26/03/2008 at 00h07

Well the inevitable has eventually happened, my Apple Bluetooth Headset has been put through a full 40°C cycle in the washing machine. Not only that, my iPhone stereo headset was in the other pocket.

The headset microphone seemed to be broken so I tried to pry it open to dry it out. I just managed to break the clips. After warming it up on my external USB drive all day it has dried out to the point where it might be working OK again, so I'm going to try a bit of superglue to fix the cover back on. In the meantime here is a photo.

Inside the iPhone headset microphone

My bluetooth headset is still in a bad way. It sort of charges up, but the indicator flashes orange. If you hold the button to turn it on, it does the usual four rising tones but it is very scratchy and crackly. It's also pretty beat up, as it came out of the pocket and rattled round the washing machine drum.

Here's some pictures.

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

iPhone bluetooth headset after washing machine cycle

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update_prebinding

Posted by Jon Evans 01/06/2007 at 01h06

My MacBook has been getting slower and slower lately, so today I started to investigate what the cause might be. I'd noticed a while ago that a message had started appearing in system.log:

update_prebinding: error: dependent dylib is not prebound
update_prebinding: error 256 running update_prebinding_core

You can run update_prebinding from the shell but you don't get any extra insight into the problem because the error message is exactly the same.

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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard delay

Posted by Jon Evans 17/04/2007 at 06h39

I know I'm a bit behind in bloging about this, because it has already been done to death in the blogshpere, but something occurred to me this morning. Apple have announced that Leopard will be shipping in October, but previous experience shows that what they mean by "ship Leopard in October" is probably "ship Leopard on October 31st", and therefore we probably won't actually get our hands on a copy of Leopard until a few days into November.

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Ready to ship: FEBRUARY

Posted by Jon Evans 17/01/2007 at 03h28

The new Airport Extreme is available for pre-order from the UK Apple Store but is marked Ready to ship: FEBRUARY. Only a couple more weeks, right? Erm, no.

screenshot from online UK Apple store

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Fixed version of Logitech Control Center 2.12

Posted by Jon Evans 02/01/2007 at 11h13

I have just installed LCC 2.12 and it doesn't work. Version 2.11 worked fairly well but was a bit buggy when switching scroll wheel settings when focus moved between apps.

I have tracked down the problem to the fact that some files are missing in the install, read on for more info and a fix.

Updated 2007-01-07: 'a' pointed out that you need to make sure the ownership of the kext is correct, so I've added another step.

Updated 2007-01-11: I've just noticed that Logitech have pulled version 2.12 from their site. You can only download version 2.11 at the moment.

Updated 2007-01-12: Version 2.12 is back on Logitech's site. Unfortunately, it is still broken.

Updated 2007-01-23: Logitech have fixed the bug. I've removed the download as it's not needed any more.

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