Broke a cable tip into the input.

kama

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Fuck me, now i know why i should have bought the more expensive jacks. Also a mixer that would be constructed like oldschool way, with the strips separate from each other would help. To get the plug end out i would need to dismantle and desolder the whole fucking back panel.

fuck that. 12 channel mixer just became 11 channel mixer.

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if it was only the steel tip it would be ok, i could fish it out with a magnet. BUT NO, THERE HAS TO BE THE MOTHERFUCKING PLASTIC RING BLOCKING THE WAY TOO.
 

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Was just about to set up the sampler & mixer in the new place, plugging cables and shit. What a buzzkill.
 

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Happened to me too. I spent forever trying to fish it out. Couldn't get it, it was really jammed in there. In the end I had to dismantle everything and poke it out. I'm glad I did, because despite the fact I couldn't lift it up and out through the jack, I think it might have been possible for the tip to fall sideways out of the jack and onto the circuit board. Having a loose bit of metal falling around in there is the last thing you want, your 11 channel mixer might suddenly be a 0 channel mixer. Just sayin.
 

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I fished out the plastic ring with some MacGyver-level tinkering (involving glue + the core of a ballpoint pen), but the metal tip itself is lodged in there pretty fucking hard.
 

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i once had thhe same thing with my mixer. just opened it and fished it out in like 5 mins, shouldnt really be toooo hard.
 

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I got it out but broke the insert in the process. Channel doesn't work anymore :'(

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i once had thhe same thing with my mixer. just opened it and fished it out in like 5 mins, shouldnt really be toooo hard.
Yeah I agree, it shouldn't be hard, but Yamaha has made it fucking annoyingly difficult. all the connections on the back panel are in 1 board, and the inputs are so close to each other that I would've had to desolder the input. Don't have the suction-snapper thing at home so that was out of the question. Also these cheap plugs are something that won't attract to magnets properly, that would've been a great help, but no.

In the future, only premium quality plugs for me thanks.
 

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This happened to me but in one of my krk rokits, the end of a phono cable is still in there. My housemate knocked it over at our house party last year, i was like "watch out for that cabl........" Crash!!! I have no idea how to get it out, have just been using the jack outputs ever since..... :(
 

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ah dude i feel your pain. the same thing has happened to my god damn HEADPHONE input into the mixer, my HD25 adapter snapped in there some how. so i can never plug my cans into my desk again :( its bollocks

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i once had thhe same thing with my mixer. just opened it and fished it out in like 5 mins, shouldnt really be toooo hard.
your lucky you have a mixer thats easy to get into then, unfortunately there not all built the same!! unless your any good at constructing circuit boards and welding metal
 

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my behringer xenyx mixer required removing all the knobs and slider caps, over 40 screws, and unsoldering the jack requires a pretty powerful soldering iron.
 
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