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Post by lauprellim » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:20 pm

This happened last week. Luckily I had a pair of needle-nosed pliers to get the broken piece out of my synth.The adaptor was for my headphones. Has anybody else had this happen? What do you do if you can't easily pull the remnants out of your jack?
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Re: Sad Photo

Post by Be Sandy? » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:11 am

If I couldn't pull it from the front, I would take the module out of my case and try to see if I could push the stuck piece from the back.

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Post by GuyaGuy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:31 am

One time I received a 2nd hand pedal with half a cable plug stuck in the input. Pliers didn't work for me so I had to open the sucker up and push it out from the inside using a Torx screw driver or a pen or something.

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Post by Jay F. » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:51 am

It happened to me once with the same type of adapter for headphones.
I also had to rely on a set of pliers to remove it.
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Re: Sad Photo

Post by th0mas » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:03 am

Happened to me with a cheap 1/4" cable, the end got stuck in an eventide timefactor and I had to take it apart to get the end out. Bad memories

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Post by Blairio » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:07 pm

It doesn't happen so often now, but around 20 years ago I was finding a fair amount of variability in the size of 1/4 inch jack plugs and sockets. Every so often a slightly oversize plug would meet a slightly under size socket.

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Re: Sad Photo

Post by LNerell » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:12 pm

Exact same thing happened to me with a 3.5m jack and a laptop. I put the broken part back in, gave it a twist and then pulled it out. Luckily the entire plug including the part stuck in the jack came out in one piece.

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Post by thetwlo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:07 pm

had the opposite happen with Radio Shack plugs in an early Metasonic box, the plug came out but it broke the jack's connector.
After that, I examined the plugs and the Radio Shack plugs were significantly longer than any other 1/4"(6.35mm) plug.
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Re: Sad Photo

Post by Dave Peck » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:47 pm

Ya know what sucks? When the tip of your patch cord plug breaks off inside a rack-mounted, fully-wired-up patch bay. I had to tear apart the whole frikken setup to get it out. Bah!

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Post by Pelsea » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:40 pm

Dave Peck wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:47 pm
Ya know what sucks? When the tip of your patch cord plug breaks off inside a rack-mounted, fully-wired-up patch bay. I had to tear apart the whole frikken setup to get it out. Bah!
Been there, got the hat. Sometime in the late 80s I bought a bunch of 1/4” patchcords that had odd shape to the tips. They kept breaking off in the surplus industrial patchbays I was using in the University studios. Thing was, there were about five different brands of jack, and only one caused the problem. Took me several months to figure out what was going on.
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Re: Sad Photo

Post by jorg » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:05 am

Pelsea wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:40 pm
I bought a bunch of 1/4” patchcords that had odd shape to the tips. They kept breaking off in the surplus industrial patchbays I was using in the University studios. Took me several months to figure out what was going on.
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