Re: [Harp-L] Need help repairing Amphenol mic cable connector

Sometimes these old connectors have a small tit on the inside of the shell
and the bakelite slug that houses the wires and pins has a channel that the
tit rides in.  Those types have to have the set screw removed and then the
slug turned approximately 90 degrees and then it will come out of the shell.
That makes it impossible to assemble it with the pins in the wrong position.
Sometimes you have to start turning the bakelite slug as you get it to come
out because the chanel has a 'twist' in it.  If there is a spring tension
relief on the cable that inserts into the connector shell, that can be
tricky because usually, the shield braid ground return connection is
soldered into the spring and has to be unsoldered and de-soldered before
disassembling the connector.  A solder sucker can come in real handy,
otherwise you have to use solder wick to remove all the solder in the spring
before proceeding.

If I had it here, in Ft. Lauderale, I'm sure I could get it apart and fix

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----- Original Message -----
From: <Captron100@xxxxxxx>
To: <Harp-L@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:18 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] Need help repairing Amphenol mic cable connector

> Thanks to those who wrote to help.  I have been unable to  solve my
> and have been even been unable to find my solution  online.  I probably
> state my case clearly, so please let  me try to clarify.
>   I have an Amphenol connector who's wire has ripped out of the  bottom of
> the connector. The hot (positive) center wire needs to be  resoldered to
> it had been previously soldered. The only way  to gain access to where it
> to be resoldered is if the connector can be  disassembled.  The only way
> can be disassembled is if I could push  everything up thru the top of the
> connector.  Only then can i gain access  to contact that needs to be
>   The problem is that the connector seems to be crimped  in and I can't
> get it apart.  It doesn't make sense to  me that a manufacturer would make
> fittings that can't be  repaired.  Out of curiosity, do they still make
> connectors, and if  so, why?  What are the advantages of Amphenol
>   For all i know, my Shure 545S mic is vintage and I would prefer to  keep
> original.  But.....can i eliminate the Amphenol connector and  replace
with a
> standard 1/4 inch plug?
>   I do realize that I could probably buy a new wire or have someone  else
> it, but i would like to get it working quickly and simply.
>   I would gladly send a picture to help clarify.  Thanks so much.
> ron - frustrated in the FL Keys
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