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Broken remote receiver

I hate myself right now... there was plastic packaging around the small receiver and I decided to try and cut it off. That was probably the stupidest idea because all of a sudden, my hand slips and cuts the whole thing in half.

My question is, is it a good idea to strip/twist/tape the wire for it to get fixed? This is really critical cause I think I just voided my warranty and it was a Christmas present from my brother. The speakers worked REALLY well before I tried to get that small little wod of plastic off the wire of my receiver. My other brother, the "technical expert" helped me install the speakers but now he left to go back home and I'm not sure what to do.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  • MaxGhost Dec 29, 2007

    Something I just realized is that the "receiver" I was talking about it the little black microphone thingy that is an infrared signal receiver that the remote transmits. I called my brother and he told me there should be two different wires inside the infrared receiver's wire, a copper/red one and a white one. He told me to strip the wire then strip both the white and the red ones and then twist them together and use electrical tape, but make sure they don't touch each other (red and white) because it can cause a short circuit. Is this correct?

    Thank you for your answer Mark :)



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You can splice the wire. electric solder is a good option or you can use compression splice connectors available from electronic stores like frys or radio shack.
you will be ok. wires are joined inside devices, outside them and at the interface from component to component. you should have no loss of quality. relax and enjoy. simple repair.
good luck

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