I am trying to repair broken headphone wire with this amazon thing. Here is the first pic showing what I am trying to do:
I made sure that black wire is working by playing something on the phone and measuring the terminals by multimeter and I can see some current reading. Here is how the terminals in the white wire look alike. Not sure what kind of wire this is but there are copper wires with some kind of thread or wool interwoven together. Not sure picture shows clearly but I did my best.
I joined these together by hand by just tying together but I don't think proper connection is forming because I can't hear anything on the headphone. Current is flowing into black wire but it is not passing into white wire. If I used aligator clips to connect black wire to white wire, current is flowing only till aligator clips and it is not flowing to white wire. I am guessing it is because white wire terminals are special kind because it has some kind of wool in it.
How do I make the proper connection here? Do I really have to use soldering here? I thought hand join these two and put some taper over it. Appreciate any insight on this.