Broken spindle while hoovering...
#1
I know I can't be the only one this has happened to - overzealous hoovering by Other Half resulted in the Slave speaker cable shearing off. The remains of the spindle are inside the socket on the speaker with no obvious way to remove.

Does anyone have a fix for this? Thanks!
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#2
I can't help but I hope it's sorted soon and simply.

Mnick
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#3
Is it possible to get a pair of narrow nosed pliers to grip the remaining part of the inner?

Picture would help for advice
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#4
(2017-05-07, 11:32:31)dave97 Wrote: Is it possible to get a pair of narrow nosed pliers to grip the remaining part of the inner?

Picture would help for advice

It isn't, Dave - the spindle is buried inside.
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#5
Maybe you'll have to replace the whole socket.

A bit of a faff but it should be straight forward enough.
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#6
Will a self tapper screw in and allow you to pull it out.
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......
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#7
From another post on here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YLnVDUqvpQ

I believe this method requires some solder in the phono "spindle". You could use a soldering iron to supply the heat and this might be safer than a naked flame. As the solder cools it should grip the inserted rod.
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(2017-05-07, 20:34:20)dBerriff Wrote: From another post on here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YLnVDUqvpQ

I believe this method requires some solder in the phono "spindle". You could use a soldering iron to supply the heat and this might be safer than a naked flame. As the solder cools it should grip the inserted rod.

Yes, I saw that. It is looking like being the only solution!
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#9
I almost did the same a few times with my ADM9s so I bought a pair of right angle RCA adapters, it has 2 benefits, it dresses the cable more neatly and if you inadvertently tug the cable it comes out of the adapter without damaging the socket, saved my bacon on several occasions.
These are the ones I use.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Right-Angle-Ph...xynwlTefsh
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(2017-05-08, 10:44:49)steve-z Wrote: I almost did the same a few times with my ADM9s so I bought a pair of right angle RCA adapters, it has 2 benefits, it dresses the cable more neatly and if you inadvertently tug the cable it comes out of the adapter without damaging the socket, saved my bacon on several occasions.
These are the ones I use.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Right-Angle-Ph...xynwlTefsh

Awesome, thanks!
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(2017-05-09, 20:33:19)att1cus Wrote:
(2017-05-08, 10:44:49)steve-z Wrote: I almost did the same a few times with my ADM9s so I bought a pair of right angle RCA adapters, it has 2 benefits, it dresses the cable more neatly and if you inadvertently tug the cable it comes out of the adapter without damaging the socket, saved my bacon on several occasions.
These are the ones I use.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Right-Angle-Ph...xynwlTefsh

Awesome, thanks!

I've ordered some too. Smile
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#12
(2017-05-09, 20:44:24)steve_1979 Wrote:
(2017-05-09, 20:33:19)att1cus Wrote:
(2017-05-08, 10:44:49)steve-z Wrote: I almost did the same a few times with my ADM9s so I bought a pair of right angle RCA adapters, it has 2 benefits, it dresses the cable more neatly and if you inadvertently tug the cable it comes out of the adapter without damaging the socket, saved my bacon on several occasions.
These are the ones I use.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Right-Angle-Ph...xynwlTefsh

Awesome, thanks!

I've ordered some too. Smile

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#13
I agree Steve.

Mnick
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#14
Has anyone here ever found a suitable mains cable for the DM10/ADM9 which has a downwards facing 90 degree angle?

Sorry for the thread drift.
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#15
(2017-05-09, 22:51:03)steve_1979 Wrote: Has anyone here ever found a suitable mains cable for the DM10/ADM9 which has a downwards facing 90 degree angle?

Sorry for the thread drift.

You can buy 90 degree iec plugs, problem is they obstruct the power switch.
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#16
I have 90 degree plugs on the back of 10s.. they do obstruct power switch but it remains switchable.
I leave mine on all the time or switch all electronics on a socket switch.

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#17
(2017-05-10, 05:25:54)darius Wrote: I have 90 degree plugs on the back of 10s.. they do obstruct power switch but it remains switchable.
I leave mine on all the time or switch all electronics on a socket switch.

Googling " 90 degree iec plug uk " a range of results - most of the right angle cords go to the right (looking at the back panel, as though about to push the lead in) which means there is only a few inches to the edge of the speaker. It might, I suppose, be possible to bind the emerging  lead into a tight curve to keep it invisible.  

However, the ebay result threw up this :
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Power-Cord-UK-...2569537559
- the image shows that the lead goes off to the left, which would be much better, that listing confirms the lead is as shown in the image, but otherwise I would check the image is correct before buying if it were me.....
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(2017-05-10, 08:38:54)verulamsteve Wrote: However, the ebay result threw up this :
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Power-Cord-UK-...2569537559
- the image shows that the lead goes off to the left

I'm after on that goes down and haven't managed to find one.
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(2017-05-10, 05:25:54)darius Wrote: I have 90 degree plugs on the back of 10s.. they do obstruct power switch but it remains switchable.
I leave mine on all the time or switch all electronics on a socket switch.

Which ones doe you use?
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#20
(2017-05-10, 14:18:39)steve_1979 Wrote:
(2017-05-10, 05:25:54)darius Wrote: I have 90 degree plugs on the back of 10s.. they do obstruct power switch but it remains switchable.
I leave mine on all the time or switch all electronics on a socket switch.

Which ones doe you use?
Here's an adaptor going downwards - searching "right angle iec adaptor"  on ebay finds a "1pc Right Angled IEC Adapter 320 C14 to C13 For….."

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-Right-Angl...SwnbZYEV3i

or rewirable right angle downwards 
Rewireable IEC Right Angle C13 Inline Socket Adapter Plug 10A 250V [007784]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rewireable-IEC...SwBahVfJia
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#21
Someone should invent a swiveling iec plug, straight to plug in then swivel downwards to tidy the cable  Smile
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(2017-05-10, 15:39:05)verulamsteven Wrote: Here's an adaptor going downwards - searching "right angle iec adaptor"  on ebay finds a "1pc Right Angled IEC Adapter 320 C14 to C13 For….."

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-Right-Angl...SwnbZYEV3i

Thanks. I think I came across that seller before but was put off by the very low feedback rating. There was however a link at the bottom of the page to this one which I've just ordered instead.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112264277465?_...EBIDX%3AIT
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#23
mine came from hong kong, ebay seller.. I was waiting something like 2 months, no joke.. but I got them

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(2017-05-10, 20:59:39)steve_1979 Wrote:
(2017-05-10, 15:39:05)verulamsteven Wrote: Here's an adaptor going downwards - searching "right angle iec adaptor"  on ebay finds a "1pc Right Angled IEC Adapter 320 C14 to C13 For….."

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-Right-Angl...SwnbZYEV3i

Thanks. I think I came across that seller before but was put off by the very low feedback rating. There was however a link at the bottom of the page to this one which I've just ordered instead.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112264277465?_...EBIDX%3AIT

Did these arrive and where they ok?
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(2017-05-21, 08:01:16)true-blue Wrote: Did these arrive and where they ok?

Yes I now have both the RCA and main cable 90 degree adapters in place now. They work perfectly and look much neater than before. It's a bit tricky reaching the on/off switch on the back of the DM10 now but it's not impossible and they get left on all the time anyway so it's not an issue.

In the next couple of months I'll get some wooden speaker stands custom made which have adequate space round the back to completely hide the cables. Hopefully it'll be possible to match the speakers veneer color too.
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