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#317117 - 07/30/10 03:56 PM Loose RCA connections
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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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#317119 - 07/30/10 04:12 PM Re: Loose RCA connections [Re: tomtuttle]
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I would just give them a little squeeze, Tom.
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#317124 - 07/30/10 04:22 PM Re: Loose RCA connections [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Well, yeah, YOU would.
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#317125 - 07/30/10 04:42 PM Re: Loose RCA connections [Re: tomtuttle]
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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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#317126 - 07/30/10 04:54 PM Re: Loose RCA connections [Re: medic8r]
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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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#317127 - 07/30/10 04:59 PM Re: Loose RCA connections [Re: solarrdadd]
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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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#317129 - 07/30/10 05:09 PM Re: Loose RCA connections [Re: RickF]
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Squeeze 'em.
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#317130 - 07/30/10 05:16 PM Re: Loose RCA connections [Re: pmbuko]
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Squeeze 'em.


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#317131 - 07/30/10 05:17 PM Re: Loose RCA connections [Re: CatBrat]
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#317132 - 07/30/10 05:27 PM Re: Loose RCA connections [Re: pmbuko]
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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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