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How to fix my rode nt1a

I recently dropped my rode nt1s, the protective casing has come off leaving an exposed diaphagm. There is a red wire that seems like it should be attached, but have pushed it through the hole, and hasnt solved the problem. Do i need to solder the red wire to the metal attachment??

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Yes, where you can see it was soldered before.

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