End of Speaker Cable has snapped

avi312singh

Member
2016-06-21 12:26 pm
Hi there,

Basically I have Trust Tytan 2.1 speakers and one of the ends of the cable has snapped and the end of the piece of metal has stayed inside the connector. So now basically the metal piece has come off the and there is no way of making the speaker work unless I literally hold it in a very certain and precise position. Is there anything I can put on the connector (maybe foil??) and stick it to the broken off metal connector inside the connector port. Also I have tried taking the metal outside the port but it is literally stuck inside the port, I have also tried unscrewing the baseplate, but there is no way getting to the underneath of the port.

Thanks for any help.
 

bullittstang

Member
Paid Member
2013-05-09 2:14 pm
Detroit, MI
your going to have to take the plate amp out, then unscrew the RCA connector from it's housing and buy another single or double set of RCA's that are the same dimensions and solder them in. I don't know of a way to retrieve the RCA bits, without completely ruining the RCA jack. Should be able to find replacement(s) for a few dollars.
Also, highly recommend you don't use any "foil" or metal to try and make it work, you could easily bridge the sleeve/barrel and short the amp out.
 

Ron E

Member
2002-06-27 10:41 pm
USA, MN
pushing it out may work. Quickest might be to replace the jacks unless they are buried or covered in hot melt glue. You also might try a very small blob of epoxy on a blunt nail or something. let it cure then pull it out. practice on something else to ensure you can reliably make a small enough joint.

Don't try liquid super glue as that will likely only spread and glue it in permanently.
 

Ron E

Member
2002-06-27 10:41 pm
USA, MN
you could also try to drill it out if you have a steady hand and a bit that is smaller than the piece, make note of where the contact is. If you can drill a really small hole, you might be able to jam a thin wire in there and pull it out. otherwise it would be a material removal process...