1/4 inch tip stuck in socket


Looking for any suggestion to get it out… :frowning:

A 1/4 inch cable broke in the R output of my Octatrack the other day after a show and the tip is still in.
I live in Asia and it’s the third time it happens with those poor quality cables used in the venues here…

The tip is stuck inside and there is no way to have a proper grip to make it come out. I opened the OT to see if it is accessible from inside the machine but it looks like I could damage something trying this [ there is plastic protecting it ]

I have read some suggestions like using super glue and a stick, which seems like a good idea but could also go wrong

if anyone experienced/fixed this, please let me know
I have many gigs coming up and I need to use the headphones output for cue…




Good luck!

The tip of a telecable broke off when I pulled the cable out and is now stuck inside the input to octatrack! Tried pulling it out with tweezers but no luck and afraid to ruin something.

What the devil do I do? Is it a bad idea to open it up?

This happened to me once on a mixer with the tip of a headphone adaptor. Tweezers did not work, but I was able to extract the tip with the help of a screw, which I very carefully introduced, and which allowed me to pull out the tip. For the size, I checked with another headphone adaptor.

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That sucks! I made myself short TRS cables with quality Neutrik jack and plugs https://www.neutrik.com/de/produkt/nj3fc6

I’d go for the superglue try. Else open up and break the plastic hull of the jack away until you can push the piece out.

I am not sure if a magnet is safe for the OT but if the tip is magnetic maybe that could work…

If it’s safe and the tip is magnetic I would come in from the side so that it doesn’t rip out, then slowly pull once the magnet has influence on the tip.

EDIT: Seems that a screw is the “accepted” method. I didn’t realize you meant just the very top. That’s awful…

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That’s the trick I use.

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