Pins stuck in jack

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Pins stuck in jack

Post by Mikelyons » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:13 pm

Hello. I have been a stupid boy and have broke the jack on my underwater headphones of. Meaning the pins are stuck in the female jack of my detector . Can see them but not enough sticking out to grab. Anybody got any bright ideas of how I can remove them .
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Re: Pins stuck in jack

Post by MPower » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:23 pm

Mate!... I know what I’d doπŸ™‚..... get your self a wooden skewer and dab a drop of super glue on it, then very gently apply it to the piece inside the socket, hold it in place, dead still for a period of time, then a quick jurk, and use some small grips to pull the rest out.

Or take it in for a repair!

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Re: Pins stuck in jack

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:32 pm

Hello Mike, ::g I'd say you've been unfortunate rather than silly. (That's what results from service in the Diplomatic Corps) 8-|

Could you supply a a few close-up photo's of the offending device in order that an appropriate solution may be considered and brought to bear? Also are you competent with a soldering iron?
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Re: Pins stuck in jack

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:38 pm

Pics would help. The superglue idea is genius ::g Other suggestion is tweezers - look in the make up bag of the nearest female you know if you don’t personally have any ::g
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Re: Pins stuck in jack

Post by Skytriker » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:32 pm

While those suggestions sound like a lot of fun, is it not possible to unscrew the cover and push it out from inside? I’m not familiar with the CTX so maybe my suggestion is rubbish. If so, please feel free to ignore me - most people do 98;
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Re: Pins stuck in jack

Post by Easylife » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:40 am

If possible I'd unscrew the casings and ease out the offending remains as has been suggested. The skewer and superglue may work if the socket/ jack-plug have not been deformed. But whatever you do, do not apply the super-glue direct into the jack-plug remains as it will likely then become permanently fixed there and it will not be much fun just watching the screen for targets in silence. :D
Good on you for asking as It's always better to take time to ponder over a solution than to make hasty regrettable decisions. ::g
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