Fixing Coax digital out

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  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    The one on my APEX 600A broke, and I really dont have the cash to pick up a Malata right now. I believe all that's wrong is that the jack is busted, I took it out, and couldn't see any breaks in the solder.
    Can anyone help with its replacement?
    A picture of the guts of the machine can be found HERE
    http://rdell.best.vwh.net/apex/chassis1.jpg
    it's the orange block at the bottom, next to 2 white blocks.
     
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    It's just a PCB mount RCA jack. Replacements are available from DigiKey.com or any other large elec component supplier. Be careful it's only a $.50 part, but the mail order suppliers usually have $25 min. orders. Check your local yellow pages see if you can find one locally
     
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    How would I remove the old one, and replace it with a new PCB RCA out? I've only soldered wires before, never a board.
     
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    Probably need to remove the board from the chassis, or take the bottom of the chassis off to access the other side. Use a product called Solder Wick. Heat it with a soldering iron and the solder will flow off the jack leads and be drawn onto the wick. This will allow removal of the broken jack. Drop the new one in place and solder the leads.
     

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