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    What wire is this? Old 2009 TV

    I went to my familys house and they had an issue with their speakers. It turns out the audio cable broke, though I looked at the TV and this is it:


    it's a 2009 TV, and I'm guessing Made in China VGA or 2.5mm wires.

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    Re: What wire is this? Old 2009 TV

    Figure of 8 twin cable fitted with 4mm plugs.

    You can use twin power cord wire to replace the cable and the plugs are cheap and easy to find.

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    Re: What wire is this? Old 2009 TV

    Do you suspect a broken wire inside a connector? Try to unscrew the barrels on the plugs (called banana plugs in the USA). A broken wire could be gripped in a strain-relief, hence it doesn't necessarily come loose.

    Cut away insulation to expose about 3/16 inch of bare wire end. Solder it back.



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    Re: What wire is this? Old 2009 TV

    They are not usual cables for the speaker. They are commonly audio signal cables. If the cables are at fault, they must be broken (discontinuous) inside- just check with a multimeter.

    They are cheap and easily available. It may be simpler to replace than to repair the connector. The connectors appear to be moulded in place.



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