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Topic # 89900 10-Sep-2011 18:23 Send private message

I just broke the dust cover on my brand new amp :(

Any advise on how to fix the input - this thread

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=919734

suggests buying a new port and swapping the shutter but I can’t find anywhere in NZ I can get the part from - any ideas?

Thanks

Andy

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  Reply # 519453 11-Sep-2011 06:28 Send private message

Older optical connections had plugs. Pergaps you can find one of those.

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  Reply # 519555 11-Sep-2011 14:12 Send private message

lostangel: Older optical connections had plugs. Pergaps you can find one of those.



Can you expand on this - I can’t see how it would help me….

Thanks


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  Reply # 519562 11-Sep-2011 14:26 Send private message

If its brand new then take it back as faulty

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  Reply # 519566 11-Sep-2011 14:33 Send private message

andrewcnz: If its brand new then take it back as faulty


Well I broke it, so it isn’t really faulty - it’s a design error on Toshiba’s part I think.  I could just fix the cable in with some tape but would like to fix it properly.


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  Reply # 519570 11-Sep-2011 14:57 Send private message

If you're up for the soldering fix in the forum you linked to, then you can get the part from digikey, just find one that matches your one

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Cat=525354&k=toslink&stock=1
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http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Cat=525357&k=toslink&stock=1

Edit: Sheet! With a $39 shipping charge you might want to buy some other bits while you're at it!

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  Reply # 519578 11-Sep-2011 15:30 Send private message

 
Edit: Sheet! With a $39 shipping charge you might want to buy some other bits while you're at it!


I had found them already, thanks - you can see why I’m looking for a NZ supplier, the overseas ones either get you on volume (I don’t need 1000) or shipping - $39 for something that costs $2 and weighs less than an envelope!

Not looking to solder, just swap the ’shutter'

This is the sort I need:
http://media.digikey.com/photos/Toshiba%20Photos/TORX141L.jpg

Thanks

A

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  Reply # 519590 11-Sep-2011 15:50 Send private message

Hmm you could try search trademe for faulty/cheap dvd players, and harvest the flap from them

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  Reply # 519667 11-Sep-2011 19:44 Send private message

AKT:
andrewcnz: If its brand new then take it back as faulty


Well I broke it, so it isn’t really faulty - it’s a design error on Toshiba’s part I think.  I could just fix the cable in with some tape but would like to fix it properly.




Not really your fault, (unless you were doing something silly Wink)  If its brand new and all you did was plug/unplug a cable and it broke...  obviously it's not "fit for purpose".  I'd take it back!

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  Reply # 519670 11-Sep-2011 19:53 Send private message

In my experience, plugs don't break unless the user is doing something wrong...
Normally, it involves getting the Toslink cable jammed in the wrong way around, causing it to slip and take out the flap in the process. That has nothing to do with 'fit for purpose' unfortunately, more to do with user error.

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  Reply # 519707 11-Sep-2011 22:08 Send private message

Can you expand on this - I can’t see how it would help me….


i think he means a blank plug. I had some on my Old optical switch. They have a little handle on them (maybe 5mm long) and fill the gap when you have no cable in the socket.


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  Reply # 519716 11-Sep-2011 22:33 Send private message

Or just buy a cheapo cable off trademe and hack off one end, shove it in and forget.

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  Reply # 519723 11-Sep-2011 22:58 Send private message

The problem is not really one of covering the socket when not in use (as the last two posters solution would work for), but unfortunately when the shutter is missing, the cable doesn’t stay in the socket and falls out easily.  As I said, I could use some tape to keep it in, but would prefer to fix it properly with a shutter.  I am considering gluing something to the cable to make it wider so it fits.  Still kicking myself I managed to break it in the first place!

Any other ideas? or point me in the direction of an NZ supplier of the ports?

Thanks


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  Reply # 519725 11-Sep-2011 23:04 Send private message

Dunnersfella: In my experience, plugs don't break unless the user is doing something wrong...
Normally, it involves getting the Toslink cable jammed in the wrong way around, causing it to slip and take out the flap in the process. That has nothing to do with 'fit for purpose' unfortunately, more to do with user error.


As I have said, I accept it was my error, however I can’t believe how easy it was to break (and hard to find a fix for) - this is a design floor in my book.

It is pulling the cable out (or putting it in) on an angle that causes the shutter to break - see this document from Toshiba



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  Reply # 519778 12-Sep-2011 08:54 Send private message

Another point in favour of Coax in the Toslink vs Coax debate...

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  Reply # 519903 12-Sep-2011 12:42 Send private message

AKT:
Dunnersfella: In my experience, plugs don't break unless the user is doing something wrong...
Normally, it involves getting the Toslink cable jammed in the wrong way around, causing it to slip and take out the flap in the process. That has nothing to do with 'fit for purpose' unfortunately, more to do with user error.


As I have said, I accept it was my error, however I can’t believe how easy it was to break (and hard to find a fix for) - this is a design floor in my book.

It is pulling the cable out (or putting it in) on an angle that causes the shutter to break - see this document from Toshiba



My still be worth asking about, you may find the retailer sympathetic?

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