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Topic # 107895 21-Aug-2012 20:45
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I broke the HDMI connector on the cable that is connected to my projector.

What are the chances it's repairable? The cable runs through my ceiling so it would be QUITE difficult to replace, and will cost $175. It's a heavy Duty 24AWG cable with gold connectors. 



Any assistance appreciated.

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  Reply # 675274 21-Aug-2012 22:19
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Ive never worked on an HDMI cable before but I imagine it cant be much different from any other cable although with it being stuck in the ceiling it could be awkward.

I would cut the end of the cable off and replace it with a cable of the same brand (to ensure the wire colors are the same) soldering and heat shrinking each individual wire.
But I have been soldering for some time.

I found a video on youtube that seems to fix the cable only using cable joiners which may be better suited for your situation, or maybe a wall panel so it doesn't happen again would be a good idea? 


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  Reply # 675509 22-Aug-2012 15:21
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Been there, done that with a cable that was in the wall and then through a very tight roof space. Looked at replacing the plug but the chances of it going wrong were pretty high. Thats a lot of wires to solder and insulate. You'de really need to test them to make sure the correct ones were soldered. I guess its a pretty safe assumption to assume the same cable from teh same manufacturer will have the same colour coded wires - but not 100%.

I ended up buying a 15m run and using an old cable as a draw wire to relay the new wire back in its place. Took me abouty 15 minutes. Not only that but I was also able to pull two new cables where I used to have one. All up around $85 for the 15m cable.

I also discovered I could have bought just the cable off a drum, laid it and then get a special tool which crimps the ends of both plugs. This was specialist (but simpe gear) a sparky or AV installer wil probably have. Not expensive but not worth the outlay  to solve my problem.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 675512 22-Aug-2012 15:28
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Yah I bought a replacement cable, hopefully it will just attach and pull through nicely.

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  Reply # 675908 23-Aug-2012 13:05
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I just taped my cable  together in -line and put more tape at the leading edge so there were no sharp catch edges on it. Then I gently pulled one end and I had a mate at the other who pulled it back when it got a bit stuck and once released with a bit off a jiggle we were off again. Given I was puilling two cables where there was one I'd imagine you'll have no trouble pulling just one cable through. Suggest you cut the old plug off and keep the plug cap on the new cable and tape the two securely together - you might pick up all sorts of dust other wise.



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  Reply # 679021 29-Aug-2012 22:48
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Anyone know of a place that sells faceplates that have a single HDMI and a Single RJ45 Outlet on a single Faceplate? I can see them in the US, but nothing good here.

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  Reply # 679028 29-Aug-2012 23:01
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http://jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=PS0281&keywords=hdmi+wall+plate&form=KEYWORD

Jaycar =)

edit; sorry just saw the rj45 bit. The have modular wall plates too. You can get hdmi, usb, rca, and rj45 modules for them. I know they have them as I have bought them but just looking on their site can't find it...

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  Reply # 679046 30-Aug-2012 00:43
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Computer Dynamix have modular AV wall plates that will do what you want.
They aren't the best looking things in the world however.




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