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There is a small Linear IC equiv approx to a u741 built into the mic insert. Generally one of the mic solder tabs on the back will be marked with a posittive to show correct polarity. Your mileage may vary.
If the mic insert has been reverse powered it may be toasted (there are ways to test this depending on what test gear you have) . It may well depend on the manufacturer. Some may install a protection diode, some not.
If you wired it exactly the same way as the previous insert assuming the back solder tabs looked the same you should be fine - they are generally build to the same pattern. Unless you have photos of what you did originally Red to which terminal etc, it is surprising how tricky memory can be.
Timothy E. Fidler : Engineer BE Mech(1) Auckland , NDT specialist AINDT UT /RT3 , MT2 CB #2885,