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Broken RCA pin on Servo-15

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Ken Makela

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Posted April 29 2005 - 07:51 AM

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 of 8 OFFLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted April 30 2005 - 02:21 AM

Can you get it out with a magnet?

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Ryan Tsang

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Posted April 30 2005 - 02:09 PM

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.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Henry Lambert

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Posted April 30 2005 - 11:20 PM

My wife = broken sub

Hey man take this and run with it.
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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted May 01 2005 - 05:06 AM

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.
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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Ryan Tsang

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Posted May 01 2005 - 01:10 PM

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 of 8 OFFLINE   Randy C Sr

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Posted May 01 2005 - 01:31 PM

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.

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Posted October 15 2010 - 08:43 AM

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.instructa...om-an-RCA-Jack/

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