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Loose jack on subwoofer -- fixable?

The input jack on the back of the subwoofer (connecting the satellites) is loose. Sometimes the sound will cut out comp-letely, sometimes it will produce a loud low-frequency buzz (through the satellites). Wiggling the jack around restores the sound, but at this point it's in need of a fix. Anyone have a suggestion how I can do this? I removed the back panel, but the wires are so short I can't pull it out ewnough to access the other side of the jack.

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Re: loose jack on subwoofer -- fixable?

Hi, since you pinpointed the problem, the correct solution would be to replace it. However, if you want to try a temporary remedy, try using a glue gun to put glue around the jack's outer housing while connected to the back panel. Make sure that the glue dries in the correct position (where there is sound from the satellites). It is possible that the sound waves produced by the subwoofer loosens the connection. It might also be helpful if you lock the cable in place so that it will move so much and strain the jack. Regards.

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