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We are setting up an event and when we went to plug in the subwoofer we saw that at some point the pin for the RCA/AV cable broke off in the input. What can we do to get it going NOW and what to do when we bring it back to our theater to use again???? Please help!!
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You should have two RCA inputs to your subwoofer. Use a working cable and plug into the properly functioning RCA input port. This should get you back online.
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I guess we don't frown.gif ill post a pic later but we are running the movie without a sub frown.gif
Still need to figure out what to do at home. Bummed
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Ok we are home wondering what to do now. Here are pics. The sub is Jbl sub150 and the tip broke off in LFE. Any suggestions? [IMG]
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Try your LFE and see if that works? I can see why it might not, but then it might? Try your other input also, but you might need to turn your gain/volume way up if it does?? What receiver are you running if it doesn't work?

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To the right of the LFE RCA connector are two RCA connectors, plug a functioning cable into either of the RCA inputs.

As to the LFE RCA input, you're going need to fashion an extractor. The easiest way is to lightly punch the broken tip, deeper into the RCA connector and then with a fresh drill that matches the shaft opening, drill the tip out.

The alternative is to use a fine bit, drill a center hole and use an easy out extractor which is a reverse thread removal tool. In my opinion, no matter what window you open, you're going have to do a bit of surgery to repair the problem. In the interim, you can do what I suggest and use one of the "Line Level In" RCA connectors.

(you do not need to connect to both Line Level In RCA connectors)
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(you do not need to connect to both Line Level In RCA connectors)

Good suggestion Bee. The problem is on a few plates you do have to use a Y for it to work properly. I doubt if this one does, I only did a quick search. I’m wondering if that broken pin is engaging? it most likely is? If so, the question I have is it going to foul up the LFE input if the other won’t work?

EDIT> Whoops! I see the pin is broke in the LFE biggrin.gif Now the reverse is in question.

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Worse comes to worse, the amplifier will have to be taken out and the LFE RCA connector will need to be replaced. Maybe the Amp will have to be sent to the hospital.

(hadn't given thought to the pin closing the the LFE circuit)
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Worse comes to worse, the amplifier will have to be taken out and the LFE RCA connector will need to be replaced. Maybe the Amp will have to be sent to the hospital.

Since we both are on old man budgets, maybe we ought to make a bid? biggrin.gif I can see it now.. Bidding Wars wink.gif

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...eek.gif

Oh no. I'm retired and gave all my contractor tools away. I'll come over and watch you fix the sub. tongue.gif
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What can we do to get it going NOW and what to do when we bring it back to our theater to use again???? Please help!!

Hi megdagooch, find a pin or nail and heat the tip with a lighter until its hot (kind of glowing hot). Then stick the tip into the RCA input against the broken end and hold it there for a few second for it to cool. If you're lucky the broken pin may come out.
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Hi megdagooch, find a pin or nail and heat the tip with a lighter until its hot (kind of glowing hot). Then stick the tip into the RCA input against the broken end and hold it there for a few second for it to cool. If you're lucky the broken pin may come out.

With your above, I went to some sort of hot glue/superglue suggestion but things get sticky fast if one gets sloppy with the application.
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Thank you all for your suggestions! I will have Mister read them and we will let you know how we make out. I am VERY nervous
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We are setting up an event and when we went to plug in the subwoofer we saw that at some point the pin for the RCA/AV cable broke off in the input. What can we do to get it going NOW and what to do when we bring it back to our theater to use again???? Please help!!

Sometimes you can just push the broken tip through the connector.

As others have pointed out the LFE and line level jacks may have very similar functions and end up connecting to the same place in the amplifier. My subs only have line level input jacks and I use the left channel jack for LFE and it works fine.

Actually extracting the tip is going to take a little mechanical prowess, and perhaps a trip to the hardware store for something to extract the tip with.

If the tip is hollow and most are, then you can take something like a nail, mix up a little epoxy and shape it into a small wad on the tip of the nail, and push it into the hollow tip. Wait for the epoxy to harden and pull the nail with the tip attached.

If the tip is not hollow, you can buy special screw extractor bits that just fit inside the tip, and use one of them. You don't need or even want a big power drill for this. A cheap battery drill can do the job. Be patient!

You may be able to find a mechanic or handiman to do this for you - broken screws are a pretty common problem.
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