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s-video cable with broken pin need to know how to fix it ASAP

By dani190
Aug 12, 2005
  1. hi i have a logitch sound system and it has a s-video cable that comes from the control center over to the subwoofer which provides the info to the speakers. and i dont know how this happend but i broke 1 of the pins and of course with my luck the pin was required because now only 1 speaker out of 4 speakers works and the subwoofer also works. also iv checked all connections and also i have checked all settings and everything is right. i really need to know how to fix this so if somebody could answer ASAP it would be great. Thanks
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Go to your local electronics shop and buy a new S-Video plug. Cut the cable and attach the new plug. Good luck guessing which wire goes where though :p
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,654   +323

    Nodsu, he could just buy 2, and lop off both ends, then match up the colors.
     
  4. dani190

    dani190 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    is it hard to open up the control center and replace the whole cable like take the old 1 out then insert a new 1 that i have already cut 1 end off of? and can u exsplain in more detail how to do that
     
  5. dani190

    dani190 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    bumpbumpbumpbump come on ppl answer i need to know how to do this or maybe even some other solutions
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,654   +323

    OH now i see the problem, I misunderstood it earlier.

    where you plug in is missing a pin right? Well you may still be able to go buy an end and replace it, not sure whether you can make it look real elegant. But just open it up and take a look, note the wires coming from it and their position, then attach a new plug. Cut a new hole if you have to.
     
  7. dani190

    dani190 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    so i can go buy a new cable then chop of the end and replace it with the end of the cable that had a broken pin??
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I think you`ll find that the plug you describe as an s-video plug is in fact a din plug. How many pins does the plug have?

    If you take the control centre to a hi-fi repair shop, they will be able to either attach a new plug or cable. This shouldn`t cost more than a few dollars.

    Regards Howard [​IMG]
     
  9. dani190

    dani190 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    it has 9 pins in it but minus 1 because 1 of em is broken off.
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I suspect that what you have is a 9 pin mini din plug. It will probably be of the moulded type, and therefore is not easily opened to reveal the wiring.

    I would deffinitely recommend you to take the control centre to a repair shop. Unless of course you`re good at repairing this sort of thing yourself.

    Regards Howard [​IMG]
     
  11. dani190

    dani190 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    ok thanks a lot for your advice and im probably going to go and get this done very soon
     
     
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