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Old November 4th, 2005, 07:46 PM   #1
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Sennheiser MKE300 cable problems

Any tips for repairing this mic's cable? The mic is barely used yet evidently the little cable got crimped near the base of the mic.

I'm a one-person documentary operation and this is my only mic at the moment.
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Old November 5th, 2005, 04:01 AM   #2
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Any tips for repairing this mic's cable? The mic is barely used yet evidently the little cable got crimped near the base of the mic.

I'm a one-person documentary operation and this is my only mic at the moment.
I'd contact Sennheiser customer service and arrange to send it to them for repair.
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Old November 5th, 2005, 05:54 AM   #3
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Sennheiser repair is the best route if you can spare the mic. But if you're handy with wire strippers and a soldering iron, and you have enough space between the mic and the crimp to work with, it shouldn't be hard repair and you could send it in later.
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Old November 5th, 2005, 06:24 AM   #4
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Thank you for the tips. I've only had the mic six weeks and I'm disappointed to discover how wimpy the cable appears to be. I was on my second use of the mic when it started cutting out. I'm really not sure, actually, if this is a warranty issue or a usage issue. I really don't believe I've been rough or mishandled the mic/cable. When not using the mic, I keep it in the case Sennheiser provided in a padded camera case. If this is a usage issue, I'd have to say the mic is pretty worthless in its ability to withstand routine handling. Are cable problems common?
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Old November 5th, 2005, 02:29 PM   #5
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Not a common problem as far as I know. Also, it should take a hell of a bend or a lot of repeated bending to break a wire inside. so it likely is a warranty issue. Therefore, sending it in seems like a beter choice than voiding the warranty by trying to fix it yourself.
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Old November 5th, 2005, 03:31 PM   #6
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I'll try the warranty repair/replacement route then and hope that Sennheiser is responsive and quick.

Thanks for the helpful feedback.
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