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Derrick DeWilde September 29th, 2008 03:10 PM

Sen EW100 G2 problem
 
OK....since I am new to the wireless mics, I have run into a problem. While running the camera this weekend, I noticed a lot of cracking my my headphones while the person wore teh wireless mic set I own. After playing around more, it seems as though the piece that gets screwed into my transmitter (basically, my mic line) is somehow damaged and it sends a nasty crack through the audio. Basically, if you wear the transmitter and put it in your pocket or the cord moves much, it will crack.

Is there a way to fix this short of buying a new microphone cord (the small one that clips onto your shirt)

What does a new one run....I am betting this is not the cheap part of the system....

Any help is much appreciated!

Can I tape it up real good to it doesn't move and is more stable.

Paul R Johnson September 29th, 2008 03:20 PM

Not uncommon with all brands. Hopefully, all that has happened is that one of the cores in the cable has come unsoldered. If so, it can be repaired. Trouble is, it often breaks a few inches up the cable where it gets bent the most frequently. Buy a new connector, and resolder it. New mics can be rather expensive - but they are often considered as consumable items. I've lost track of how many I have gone through, over the years.

It's possible to re-repair the cables a few times before the cable is too short.

Sometimes, these connectors are tricky to solder - you tend to need lots of heat for a very short time, something you can pick up after doing a few!

Derrick DeWilde September 29th, 2008 03:28 PM

I am not the most handy of men when it comes to soldering....are there places out there that do this sort of work? I live near St Louis MO....I would hate to buy a new one over a cord issue...they are expensive as I just researched.

Chris Soucy September 29th, 2008 03:37 PM

Hi Derrick.................
 
You may wish to bypass the soldering lessons and simply go for one of these:

Pearstone | OLM2 Replacement Omnidirectional Lavalier | OLM2

By the time you've bought the soldering iron and connector and figured out how to do a decent job, this could seem like the easy option.


CS


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