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Toslink Optical Audio Cables - The don't stay put!

by propellr / September 23, 2008 2:15 AM PDT

I just bought an optical audio cable and it never stay is the plug. This happens on both components I'm trying to connect. The plug just pops out. Should it 'lock' into place or be more snug? Did I buy the wrong kind?

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something is amiss
by jostenmeat / September 23, 2008 4:07 AM PDT

it should stay locked. Maybe the socket has been overused, meaning optical plugged and unplugged too many times?

have you taken off the plastic tip on the optical cable?

i suppose you can try a different optical cable to make sure.

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Brand New
by propellr / September 23, 2008 4:16 AM PDT
In reply to: something is amiss

I'm using it in two brand new components. I'll double check to make sure I took off the tips but I'm pretty sure I did. Thanks

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I have the opposite problem
by baddawgg / December 17, 2008 9:48 PM PST

My problem is that the Toslink cable is very difficult to plug into the jacks on my equipment. I am using the Steller Labs delux spring loaded cables. I am afraid to use more force to plug in these cables for fear of damaging something. Any suggestions?

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Had same problem. Solved it.
by zxs5 / December 28, 2008 7:25 AM PST

I had same problem with the Tripp Lite Tos link digital optical audio cable from Amazon. I had to return that -- when I plugged it into my tv as firmly as possible, it just fell out. It came in a zip loc bag and I wonder if it was used and worn down or something. Today I bought a Radio Shack gold series cable locally, so I could return it immediately if it didn't work. It works! Each end snaps securely into the port. You can feel it snapping secure without putting any unusual pressure on it when you plug it in. So I recommend just trying another until you find one that works, and make sure you can return it without losing any money. One that comes from a reputable store in secure plastic packaging which hasn't been opened or used should work.

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