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Loose RCA connections
#317117 07/30/10 07:56 PM
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I am helping a friend set up a new TV (brand new Panasonic 720p plasma).

Bought cables at Monoprice for the component video from the cable box and the Wii.

The RCA connections all around are not "tight". I perceive this as a cable quality problem, which is very surprising.

Does it make sense to simply squeeze the outer ring of the RCA connector a little with pliers? Or would you just send the cables back?

Thanks.


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tomtuttle #317119 07/30/10 08:12 PM
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I would just give them a little squeeze, Tom.


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MarkSJohnson #317124 07/30/10 08:22 PM
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Well, yeah, YOU would.


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tomtuttle #317125 07/30/10 08:42 PM
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I've done that, with good results.

And, as far as the RCA cables, a light squeeze with fingers or pliers should do the trick.


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medic8r #317126 07/30/10 08:54 PM
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i agree, especially with the monoprice cables. i have some of their rca cables and yes, a light squeeze with pliers did the trick. don't squeeze too much, just a little and they will snug right up!


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solarrdadd #317127 07/30/10 08:59 PM
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Tom I don't know what anybody else would do in your dire situation but I'd personally just put a little squeeze on the outer ring of the RCA connectors until you achieve a nice snug fit.

But that's just me.


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Squeeze 'em.


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Squeeze 'em.


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pmbuko #317132 07/30/10 09:27 PM
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I'm a bit surprised that no one has mentioned it yet...a gentle squeeze might tighten them up.


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