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Power cord contact loose

The power cord starting loosing connectivity with the contact at the back of the receiver and the unit would turn off. It has become steadily worse and my attempts to secure it with tape have been unsuccessful. I read somewhere that dielectic grease can help. Anyone have a better solution?

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Re: power cord contact loose

Buy a new power cord. The contacts don't contact so well anymore. You can try gently pulling out the spring-like contacts on the cord and this may help for a while

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Re: power cord contact loose

You can use tinfoil on the inside of the female connector. this will basically allow it to be conductive. The best solution is to go radio shack and get another plug and soder it in place but this can be a little tricky. So see if the tin foil will work for you.

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