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Old 04-06-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I have a dvd recorder and the RCA plug broke off inside the video out jack.

The hole is too small for my tweezers, there is no portion of the broken plug sticking out onto which I could grab.

I opened up the dvd recorder to see if I could push it back out from the other side, but there is no access.

I tried screwing in a long, thin screw to try and get hold of it, but that does not work. It is in there too solidly for any glue to pull it out and I don't think putting glue in the jack is going to be good for the jack.

Anyone have any ideas on this?
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Old 04-06-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I have a dvd recorder and the RCA plug broke off inside the video out jack.

The hole is too small for my tweezers, there is no portion of the broken plug sticking out onto which I could grab.

I opened up the dvd recorder to see if I could push it back out from the other side, but there is no access.

I tried screwing in a long, thin screw to try and get hold of it, but that does not work. It is in there too solidly for any glue to pull it out and I don't think putting glue in the jack is going to be good for the jack.

Anyone have any ideas on this?
If it's sealed inside the box and no way to push it out from there, something like this is pretty much your only way, and I believe it would work:

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Old 04-06-2017, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I know how to solder and remove components, so I would just replace the jack. You've done the obvious tricks. You could make a heavy-duty paperclip into an L shape to try to catch an edge. Spraying silicone spray into the jack might make it release the remnants. The glue trick might work as a last resort.

If you need to go ugly, clip the tip and jamb the plug of a short cord in to get a strong connection, then put a female/female adapter on the other end of the cord. Once you are certain the connection is solid, glue it in place. As I said, ugly, but most connections are hidden anyway.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Thanks.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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These type of tools:
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:47 PM
 
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People still use RCA jacks? Thought those became obsolete about 10-15 years ago, at least for video.

Time for some new gear.
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:21 PM
 
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People still use RCA jacks? Thought those became obsolete about 10-15 years ago, at least for video.

Time for some new gear.
Maybe you should read the OP again as it's a DVD recorder/copier. The current ones still come RCAs as how else would one copy from a VCR. Also take a look at a few 70" TVs as many of them have RCA jacks.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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Maybe you should read the OP again as it's a DVD recorder/copier. The current ones still come RCAs as how else would one copy from a VCR. Also take a look at a few 70" TVs as many of them have RCA jacks.
Maybe you should be aware that new TV come with RCA jacks solely to be compatible with obsolete equipment like vcr and ancient DVD recorder/copiers. You can't even buy stand alone, designed for TV, recorder/copiers anymore, except perhaps used on ebay (I did not look). We don't know what the OP uses the thing for, so hard to recommend more up to date alternatives, such as copying through a computer.
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Maybe you should be aware that new TV come with RCA jacks solely to be compatible with obsolete equipment like vcr and ancient DVD recorder/copiers. You can't even buy stand alone, designed for TV, recorder/copiers anymore, except perhaps used on ebay (I did not look). We don't know what the OP uses the thing for, so hard to recommend more up to date alternatives, such as copying through a computer.
And here you are conflicting yourself when you stated obsolete as in no longer in use. Well it still exists and is still actively sold.

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-...Tuner/46444956

I don't understand why people like you who want to turn something easy into something complicated. It's easy to use a standalone device to copy from one type of media to another by pressing one button. Yet people like you think that people need to use a computer, purchase a input device, load and use software and render just to make it look better for viewing all the while tying up a computer to do so.
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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^ most people did their conversion to DVD years ago. If you're one of the laggards, that's your choice. Obviously I hit a nerve of your's. Sorry about that.
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