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I bought a BOSE Companion III Speaker system a year and half ago. The RCA connectors on the back of the bass cabinet are very cheap and wiggling and loose! I only plugged in the cabinet once during the past 2 years, so it's not like I have put a lot of wear or strain on those RCA jacks. Problem is now that both jacks wiggle freely and one channel is totally out. I cannot figure out how to open the cabinet in order to replace the female RCA jacks. It looks like BOSE has used a microscopic, small star screw head. I hate like hell having to go out and buying a set of bits just to loosen 6 screws. I'm so pissed off at BOSE for selling such crappy RCA hardware on a speaker system I paid nearly $300 for!! Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Well buddy there is no other option other than opening the Screw and refitting with a Custom RCA. connector.

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