Beats PowerBeats 3 Wireless Ear Hook Replacement

Did the ear hook/loop on your PowerBeats 3 ear buds break off? Pick up a replacement and learn to install it by following these simple steps. 

If you would prefer to read a written repair guide, check that out below. Or if the tool cost seems prohibitive for a one time repair and you would prefer that we complete this repair for you, check out our Repair Catalog to see if we offer repair services for this device. 


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Repair Difficulty: Easy 

Time to complete: 45 Minutes

The tools and parts that you will need for this repair:

  1. A new Right or Left Ear Hook
  2. Thin Pry Tool for opening housing (If you have a heat gun, this might not be necessary)
  3. Heat Gun (A hairdryer can also do the trick)
  4. Repair Kit (or Small Phillips Screwdriver)
  5. T8000 Glue



    1. Remove the Outside Cover

    Using your heat gun or hair dryer, heat up all around the flat edge of the outside cover making sure to not stay in one area for too long so as to damage the plastic. We set our heat gun to around 140F (60C).

    Heating up the flat top edge of the outside cover



    Once it is warm, use your fingernail or the thin pry tool to lift up the flat edge of the cover.

    Lifting the flat part of the outside cover 


    With the main part of the cover lifted, heat up the rounded edge then lift the cover entirely away from the housing. 

    Heating up the round part of the outside cover 


    2. Remove The Old Ear Hook

    If you're replacing the right side ear hook, lift the battery up and out of the housing on the side opposite from where the wires attach to it in order to reveal the small Phillips head screw holding the ear hook in place. Remove the screw. 

    Lifting the battery out of your PowerBeats

    Removing the small Phillips head screw from the ear hook


    Push the the stub of the ear hook out of its place using your screwdriver or some tweezers. It should slide up and out of the main housing fairly easily. 

    Pushing the stub of your old ear hook out of the main housing 


    3. Install The New Ear Hook

    Slide the new ear hook into its place and reinsert the small Phillips head screw. 

    Sliding the new ear hook into its place

    Reinstalling the Phillips head screw into your new ear hook 


    Push the battery back down into its place and make sure none of the wires are coming out of the housing. 

    Pushing the battery back down into your PowerBeats 


    4. Install the New Outside Cover

    Heat up the adhesive left on the inside of the main housing as well as the cover and use your fingernail, a small flat head screw driver, or something similar to pull/scrape the adhesive off to ensure a flush fitment when gluing them back together. *This can take awhile but is well worth the time. 

    Heating up the old adhesive on the main housing 


    Put a thin line of glue around the outside edge of the main housing. Keep the line as thin as possible but make sure that it is fully connected around the edge of the housing to ensure the best water sealing possible.  

    Setting a thin line of glue along the edge of the main housing


    5. Get back to enjoying your gear 🤓


    If you have any questions in regards to this repair, feel free to shoot us an email or text and we will do our best to reply to you as quickly as possible. Please inquire using our Repair Catalog if you are wondering how much a certain repair will cost. If you do not see your item in our repair catalog, it means that we do not offer repair services for it. 


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