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RCA lead repair help?

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by Joel66, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Joel66

    Joel66 Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I'm sober enough to try this. Kidding. My hands aren't shaking too bad today so, I wanted to try and get my SP-15 up and running.

    The first photo is what I'm working with.
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    I'm assuming, whomever cobbled it had the right idea. I don't know whether to solder the wires together or, solder on new ends.

    These are the new ends I have. What would be the proper way to solder them?
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    Thank you for any, and all, help.

    Joel
     

     

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  2. Stanton681EEES

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    Not sure what I'm looking at but I'd opt for soldering on new ends.
     
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    is there a hole on the ground lug ?
     
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    Joel66 Well-Known Member

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    The black leads were patched on at some point.
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  7. petehall347

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    i solder ground in that hole and crimp . then solder the signal wire in the pin . pin upwards letting solder melt into the hole of the pin . but doing all this making sure its not melting the plastic . heat rises but still travels downhill through metal .
     
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    i would be tempted to buy ready made quality cables and replacing the old cables . to me its easier and makes for a better job .
     
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  12. Joel66

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    I'm just working with what I have on hand. If needed, I'll pick up other parts
     
  13. petehall347

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    watch the heat whilst soldering .. hot and fast is maybe best . its whatever works for you that counts .
     
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    Gonna have to try again another day. I can't figure out which is worse...my eyes or my hands. Lol
     
  15. petehall347

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    i know the feeling .. am sure i have seen ones that dont need soldering . just 2 tiny screws to turn .
     
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  17. stoN_Cold

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    Ok, why not use new cable in one piece. :rockon:
     

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