#1
Recently I've noticed that the input jack on my Bugera 6262 has started to wiggle a little bit. Nothing major, and there's no issues with sound, but I'd rather it felt a bit more solid. How can I tighten it up without opening up the amp and without damaging the jack?
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#2
I don't know about fixing it, but there are several ways to avoid this. You could loop the cable around the handle or underneath(if it's a head) to avoid pulling on the jack
#3
OK, this just shot WAY up on my priority list. I went to go play my guitar for a bit. Pretty much as soon as I plugged into the amp THE ****ING JACK POPS OUT. Actually not the jack so much as the part that attaches to the jack on the inside of the amp and has a washer and nut that screw on to the outside of the amp. Point is, I'M COMPLETELY ****ED BECAUSE MY INPUT JACK PRETTY MUCH JUST SPLIT IN HALF. Anyone know any good amp techs in the DC area? I'd rather not open up my amp and fix this myself because I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing.
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#4
Picture please.
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#6
Has it properly broken or just unscrewed itself?

If the latter, it's an easy fix, but it involves opening the chassis.
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#7
That's no good:/
But don't freak out, it should be a cheap fix, most music stores either have techs or know some. Just go there
#8
u can't screw it back on or plug it back on?
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#9
I know a place that does amp repair, I was just wondering if there was anything I could do that didn't involve replacing the jack (which I'm pretty sure is wired to the PCB).

EDIT: I can't screw it back on. It definitely looks like something's snapped. You can't really tell from the picture but the part that broke off has that whitish color that broken plastic always gets. Same with the part that's still in the amp.
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#10
Personally I'd just learn to solder and replace the jack.

Unless they put it on the board it'd be an easy fix and perfectly safe since the jack isn't near any filter capacitors.

Edit: oh, it's a Bugera. It's probably going to be board-mounted then.
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Personally I'd just learn to solder and replace the jack.

Unless they put it on the board it'd be an easy fix and perfectly safe since the jack isn't near any filter capacitors.

Edit: oh, it's a Bugera. It's probably going to be board-mounted then.


...which is why I want a tech to do it...
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#12
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...which is why I want a tech to do it...

Well, he was just saying that if it wasn't board mounted (connected by wires, not straight soldered on), then you could just buy a new jack, learn to solder real fast, and just solder a new jack on.

It really is easy to learn to solder for quick jobs like that that don't really involve any major parts, or are just wires connected to metal.

Once you get into PCBs and other things... ugh. Hard to get straight.
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#13
it still isnt impossible by any means if it is a pcb mounted jack. same concept really.

i would just solder wires between the new jack and pcb leads if its possible.
orrrr just buy a pcb-mountable jack replacement?
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#14
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it still isnt impossible by any means if it is a pcb mounted jack. same concept really.

i would just solder wires between the new jack and pcb leads if its possible.
orrrr just buy a pcb-mountable jack replacement?

Oh, not saying it's not impossible, I'm just saying that there's the risk of burning the board if you're not very fluent in soldering with 'em.

I'm still a n00b with teh PCBz.
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#15
^ It's certainly not impossible, but it's more of a pain in the ass than if it were a proper job with leads instead of traces.
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^ It's certainly not impossible, but it's more of a pain in the ass than if it were a proper job with leads instead of traces.


oh no doubt. but i think it isnt going to be a whole lot do worry about with an amp's pcb. they usually use heavier solder that requires more heat than your typical blend but the pcb on 99% of amps should be able to handle quite a few even badly done solder jobs.

unlike my old 535q wah which i killed a long time ago by burning off a lead
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#17
with most amps, you have to take off the PCB board itself to be able to solder stuff on there. that's the real bitch in pcb amps.

with eyelet/turret boards you just fix ur amp by taking off the back panel. hehe
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