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Problem with cable staying solidly connected to the microphone

You have to press the microphone cable with your hand to get the sound connection. How can I get it where it will tightly connect (cable to microphone)???

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If your cable has no spring pin, it is likely not to stay connected. If you notice on your mic cable, there is a hole as follows.

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The arrow is where the whole is on the outside of the mic. This is where the pin on the cable clicks firmly into place. If your cable doesn't have a small pin, then it is time to find a new cable. 

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