Be careful of headphone Jacks!
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    Default Be careful of headphone Jacks!

    Just a quick heads up folks out there!

    Just had a major headache. You would suppose the lovely gold screw in converter jacks with a pair of Sennheiser HD25 II's woudl be of the utmost quality

    Just spent over an hour trying to remove the rest of the connector from my 4-chan mixer, thinking it would never come out, now to repair the mixer.
    Removed after much hair pulling these remains:

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    Look's like there was a sheer in the plastic connector and the pin has just popped out!! so beware.

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    Happens all the time... just gotta be careful
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    Didn't realise they split like that. Any reason they do? I assumed the black bits were put into a machined out slice in a solid jack.

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    ouch! glad you got it out, hope the mixers ok,
    Stuff like this just shouldn't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS2 View Post
    Didn't realise they split like that. Any reason they do? I assumed the black bits were put into a machined out slice in a solid jack.
    Because each piece is a separate component... The plastic insulates the signal of each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brocklambert View Post
    Because each piece is a separate component... The plastic insulates the signal of each.
    Ah well there you are. There was I thinking it was just to tell the difference between stereo and mono

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodless View Post
    ouch! glad you got it out, hope the mixers ok,
    Stuff like this just shouldn't happen.
    Mixer's being put through it's paces this morning again. Bit of a Heath Robinson-Glue gun repair to the headphone input though. Pain in the butt. But at least the Audio and Headphones are working again, thats all that matter's.

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