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Old March 28th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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Shoddy D4-Component cable

So I am now almost through my second D4-Component cable for the A1. The first one wore out about 2 weeks ago, I ordered a new one from B&H for $50 and now this one is starting to pull out as well. I havn't used the cords wrong, I havn't wrapped them up tight, I havn't pulled them out by the cord, what kind of crappy expensive cord is this Canon. I have no complaints about the A1 itself but this cord really sucks, and I'm sick of spending $60 every other week so I can monitor my video.
I cannont find any other company that sells these cables, does anyone know where I can find a good quality D4-Component cable for the A1?
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Old March 29th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #2
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Did it fail right behind the camera connector? It looks like the insulator sheath was never bonded properly to the connector. A small section of shrink tubing over the flex connection would fix that. Already done this with mine.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 09:42 AM   #3
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Yup, that is where it failed. I havn't shrink tubed it, but I did wrap the heck out of it with some electrical tape. Where can I find shrink tubing?
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Old March 30th, 2007, 10:08 AM   #4
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Where can I find shrink tubing?
Radio Shack may carry it. I've seen it in auto parts stores, hardwasre store electrical sections. In any case most electronics parts outlets should have it.
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