Wrong Cables

There are four different types of cables used in genuine GHDs.

Pre Mk3, Mk3 and early Mk4 models - Type 1 cable

This is the most common type of cable socket end and was used for many years. These cable are available from the shop here.

Mid Generation 4.2B models - Type 2 cable

Later GHD 4.2 and SS4.0 straighteners have a different style cable connector. We now stock this part on our shop in black / pink / purple. If you would like to swap the cable you have for one of these, please see the bottom of this page.

Please replace this cable and socket with a type 3 cable and cable socket (see below)

GHD 5.0 and later 4.2B models - Type 3 cable

We can supply brand new cables and sockets that are compatible with this type 3 cable socket via our shop - GHD Type 3 Cable. For a fitting guide see the MK5 cable replacement page.

GHD Eclipse

The GHD Eclipse uses a new type of cable which we now stock via the shop - GHD Eclipse cable. Replacement is tricky as the Eclipse irons are hard to get apart, however we have a guide here. Trevor Briscombe who runs our sister Cloud9 repair website has got the knack, so you could use his repair service (even though it is aimed at repairing Cloud 9 irons!) and send your eclipse irons to him for cable replacement. Note however that the cable is the only part of this model that can be repaired!

Fake GHDs

Fake GHDs can often use different cable styles. Because there are so many different versions of fake GHD we can't say for certain which type of cable you'll need, however if it's not the normal GHD cable, then it could be one of these, we do however suggest that you do not attempt to repair a fake pair of GHDs for safety reasons:

Returning Cables

If you purchased the cable from us and it's not right, you can either return it for a refund or request an exchange if one of the other types of cable we stock is suitable.

For an Exchange

Please send the cable you have to:

The Workshop
284 Newton Road
Rushden
Northants
NN10 0SY

Please include your name, order number (a 5 digit number) and what type of cable you'd like to swap for. If you are in a hurry to get your GHDs working again, you can always order and pay for a second cable and then return the other cable for a refund.

For a Refund

Please return the cable you have to:

The Workshop
284 Newton Road
Rushden
Northants
NN10 0SY

Please include your name, order number (a 5 digit number) and the fact that you'd like a refund.

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