#1
Its not broken but when i plug the cord in to my guitar it pushes out and its not really a firm grasp on the cord. If I push the cord in hard enough itll make a sound but as soon as I release my hand it spits it right back out.Is there anyway to fix this without paying a repair shop.


If it helps,the guitar is an Epiphone Les Paul Special II
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#2
just take it out... and the prong that slips onto the cord, bend it in a little bit
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#3
You can buy a new jack for a dollar and install it yourself; it's two wires.

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#4
make sure it's not the cable.

take off the jack.



insert plug. make sure it's grabbing here.
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#5
i was actually gonna make a thread about this.
im having the same problem with my strat... sort of.

before when i would use it if the cord moved while it was plugged in, it would make this horrible cracking sound. (wasnt the cord, works fine in my other guitars) so i thought that that little tab wasnt making contact with the cord when it moved. so i took it off and bent it, just a little making careful not to bend it too far and break it.

well after i screwed it back on i found that now im getting no sound out of it at all. so i thought that maybe i broke one of the solder(sp.?) joints putting the jack back into the cavity. so i took it all back apart and that wasnt the case. so any ideas as to what the problem is?

btw, this didnt start happening untill after i tightened the jack, because it was loose and the little nut kept falling off.
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#6
you ripped off a wire hand tightening it.

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#7
ah damn, thanks. well guess im gonna have to get that fixed. if it was one of the bigger joints i could have done it myself but i dont know about something that small. it needs a good set up anyway..
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#8
I have the same exact problem and the same exact guitar... the jack has been a POS since day once and just recently i had to resolder the wires cuz they completely snapped.

it doesnt have to go in all the way, but if its slipping out then thats clearly a problem. try taking it apart and pushing the prong in a little so it has a tighter grip on the input stick thing. If that doesnt work, try tighting things up and make sure the washers and nuts are on correctly because one i had was crooked once and that fixed a problem.

if none of this works, repair shop

EDIT: also, if youre playing standing up, weave the input cable through the guitar strap before plugging it in, that way if you step on it, it wont tug on the jack
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ah damn, thanks. well guess im gonna have to get that fixed. if it was one of the bigger joints i could have done it myself but i dont know about something that small. it needs a good set up anyway..



ok but a soldering iron kit is about $15.

instructions on the pack.

it's just heating the lugs and touching the wires to them so they stick back on.

the ground will go to the inner most lug.
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i know how to solder, and i own a gun. just not so sure of my skills for something that looks intricate like that
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#11
edit:

two wires. one to one metal tab. one to the other.

takes about ten mins to fix.
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#12
i had a similar problem with my old Ibanez where the cord was really loose in the jack and came out easy and feedback'd at the smallest movement so i unscrewed the jack, took it out, there should be somethin that looks like a metal "tongue" and its kinda bent at the end, i bent that forward into the jack a little bit and screwed the jack back in and now it works like new, idk if thats the problem youre gettin but its a possibility
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#13
First off, it's a OUTPUT Jack.


Second off, this:

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#14
on one of mine the jack's messed up, it stays in, it just doesn't make the right noise, it does nothing when its on a clean channel and to hear what i play i've got to make the gain max and the vol. maxed

so i'm just gonna take it to sam ash one of these days to get it fixed (i don't know of any other guitar repair places near where i live)