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rr14 08-09-2019 11:22 AM

Male portion of cheap rca broke off in female rca- how to get it out?
 
Hi all. I plugged in a rca into my martin logan soundbar yesterday and when I removed it, the center pin of the male rca broke off and is still in the female rca port of the soundbar. Is there any way to get this out?


The sub I connected wasn't working and now I know why!

smcmillan2 08-09-2019 11:28 AM

Toothpick and a dab of Super glue?


Open the unit up and push it out from the inside?

Augerhandle 08-09-2019 12:14 PM

First, unplug the unit. Find a screw that will just barely fit, and screw it in gently until it bites, then pull it out.

LNEWoLF 08-12-2019 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rr14 (Post 58402564)
Hi all. I plugged in a rca into my martin logan soundbar yesterday and when I removed it, the center pin of the male rca broke off and is still in the female rca port of the soundbar. Is there any way to get this out?


The sub I connected wasn't working and now I know why!

Vacuum - Find a smaller dia pipe 1/8” 1/4” plastic pipe best tape it to vacuum hose so its completely sealed. Best to use a longer pipe 1 1/2 long. Insert smaller pipe into end of vacuum hose. Leave protruding out about 6”. Wrap duct tape a couple times around smaller pipe. Then start wrapping duct tape around outside of end of vacuum hose. Then continue to wrap til end of vacuum hose end is sealed.

Place smaller hose up to rca connection. May need a small pair of needle nose pliers to grab end.

Good luck

notfastenough 08-12-2019 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rr14 (Post 58402564)
Hi all. I plugged in a rca into my martin logan soundbar yesterday and when I removed it, the center pin of the male rca broke off and is still in the female rca port of the soundbar. Is there any way to get this out?


The sub I connected wasn't working and now I know why!

Lack of a picture is worth a thousand suggestions ;)

But seriously, a good picture of this would probably get the best suggestion in quickly.

pjp 08-12-2019 11:02 AM

Agree, a picture would help a lot. I believe audiophiles refer to this condition as "Bobbitt Syndrome".


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