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Broken orange plug on right speaker going into subwoofer

One of the pins of the orange plug that connects to the subwoofer is broken. it looks like a modified s-video plug. how can i fix or replace this plug. no electronics store I have gone to is able to help and i have also contacted the manufacturer - they say I would have to buy a brnad new system which I don't want to.

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    i have the same problem. dell says have to buy new desktop speakers which are $50. they are the only ones that connect to this woofer.

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Other posters to this forum have said this connector is available at Radio Shack.  If you can't find a connector here is a workaround that will do the job:

If there is a broken pin you can bypass it by cutting open the cable jacket and delicately soldering a 6 inch or so jumper onto the affected wire, and then  solder a jumper to the appropriate point inside the subwoofer. Pass the subwoofer jumper out of the case (drill a small hole) and connect it to the jumper you added to the cable.

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