We have a new kitten named Abby whom we love very much but who has turned out to be quite precocious. And she likes to chew things.
I thought this was fine (cute, really) but I noticed today that my headphones were only coming in on one side. Hmm, weird. Hey, what’s this gash in the cord with teeth marks all around it??
Abby!!!!! <Abby makes cute trilling sound>
These headphones are Sony MDR7506s — really nice btw, with a nice long cord. They cost $99, so I really wanted to fix them, not buy a new set just because the cord went bad. I found the service manual online and got the parts number for the cord. I also found the number for the Sony Professional service number. The original part 158079221 would have been $44.95, but it’s no longer available. It forwarded to a new part number 158079213, which costs $82.12. This is a “cord (with plug)”. Isn’t that crazy?