Broken RCA pin on Servo-15

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  1. Ken Makela

    Ken Makela Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know how to easily retrieve a broken RCA pin that is snapped-off (flush) on my Sub-in jack on my Servo-15? My wife was moving my sub, while I was out of town on business, last week. I just discovered this and I'm pissed. Do I have to remove the amp panel, and if I do am I able to push the broken pin out from the other side? Help!!!

    Ken
     
  2. Clinton McClure

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    Can you get it out with a magnet?
     
  3. Ryan Tsang

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    Sorry to hear that, man!
    I would try and remove it from behind first, if there is access to stick something small to push it out with. Please be careful!!!! I don't know what electrical precautions you need to take beyond unplugging it.

    Otherwise, befriend your dentist. If I couldn't get it out from behind, I'd drill a tiny hole into the center of the pin, thread a tiny screw, and try pulling it out.

    Or, just have the RCA jack replaced. Good luck.
     
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    My wife = broken sub

    Hey man take this and run with it.
    HONEY it can't be fixed. Now I have to buy a new one.[​IMG]
     
  5. John Garcia

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    Either pick up a screw extraction tool set at a local hardware or automotive shop, or carefully drill a hole and thread a screw in like Ryan said.

    I'd unplug it and leave it unplugged for a while so the caps can drop their charge before working on it.
     
  6. Ryan Tsang

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    That's brave! What if she said, "Too bad. Guess you're not using a sub for while"? And then next day you get it fixed and have it up and running again.

    "But I thought you said it couldn't be fixed?"
    "Uh......."
     
  7. Randy C Sr

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    It really should not be that hard to remove. Use a long small screw, threading it into the broken pin. Once you get a bite, pull it out. You should be able to get it out far enough to use needle nose pliers to get it the rest of the way out.
     
  8. dave2zz

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    I know this is a 5 year old thread, but in my recent Google search on how to fix this, well this thread was like number one (With a bit of a difficult solution).
    ******SO FOR EVERYONE WHO STILL HAS THIS PROBLEM HERE IS A QUICK AND EASY SOLUTION******

    Removing Broken Pin from an RCA Jack I recieved a free, working TV the other day. The only problem with it was the pin from an RCA video cable had broken off inside the socket. I didn't want to spend money on an RF modulator for my DVD Player, so I figured out a pretty solid way of getting the pin out.
    1.) Find a needle
    2.) On a hard surface, bend the very tip of the needle slightly so that it forms a tiny barb.
    3.) heat the tip of the needle with a lighter until it glows red hot.
    4.) stick the needle into the plastic core of the broken RCA pin
    5.) wait a few seconds for it to cool
    6.) pull the needle out, and the broken tip should follow!

    Also this did work for me I used it on an RCA Wall Jack.


    This was not my idea, original solution came from this website link! Giving credit where credit is due.


    http://www.instructables.com/community/Removing-Broken-Pin-from-an-RCA-Jack/
     

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