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Crackle sound from Mic Jack on Sony VX2100

When I connect my external mic to the mini jack on my Sony VX2100 I am getting a crackle noise if I move the wire. Also There is a little play/ movement in the actual jack on the camera.

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    Rob May 11, 2010

    I don't think the connector is making good contact in the mini-jack. Try not inserting the connector too far into the jack. Play with it to see how far to insert it before you get the crackles or...before the crackles begin. 

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Buy CRC electronic contact cleaner that is plastic safe from home depot in their lighting/electronics dept. spray into female steroe jack holding camera upside down with straw slightly inserted. Do not spray a whole lot. Then let dry a few seconds and then spray the CRC plastic safe multi purpose precision lubricant. just a little and then plug the male end into jack. You might want to hold camera upside as well since you do not want oily residue inside tape transport. Push in a couple times then remove. Wipe male end with clean paper towel and spray that end then re-insert. Put on headphones and check to see if the problem got fixed. Check that little round bolt that holds it (female stereo jack) into place and tighten if needed

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