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Old August 4th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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Decomposed Rode Videomic cable. Anyone done this repair?

I gave this Videomic to a guy in Zambia who teaches video production to nationals. In 20 months in that environment, the cable jacket has pretty much decomposed. It still works, for now.

Has anyone opened a Videomic and attempted to replace the cable?
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Old August 5th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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Re: Decomposed Rode Videomic cable. Anyone done this repair?

The real problem could be when the cable is replaced, in the same environment it could decompose again.

And what is happening to the internals of the mic. I'd try and find out everything about its use, storage and has petroleum been spilt on the cable etc.

A local sound/guitar shop repairs should be able to help.

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Old August 6th, 2013, 03:46 AM   #3
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Re: Decomposed Rode Videomic cable. Anyone done this repair?

Thanks Allan. No question it's a rough environment. Not throwing stones at Rode. The guy is an electrician and capable of the repair. I found this Take-Apart article showing it's possible with soldering.

Rode (Røde) VideoMic - Take Apart - infar.be
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