#1
I just got a new guitar, an Ibanez rg320fm, pre-owned. When I first plugged it into my amp the sound kept cutting out, the slightest movement of the cable would cause the sound to cut out.

I tried using the same cable on my old guitar, and had no problems, so the cable or amp wasn't at fault, it was definitely the input jack on the guitar.

I unscrewed the cover for the jack, had a look at the connections, they were fine, so I screwed it back in. To my surprise I couldn't get the sound to cut out after that, as much as I wiggled the cable around, or shook the guitar, the sound was fine.

How could this have fixed the problem? What should I do if it starts happening again?

Cheers,
-Sam
#3
there was probably a loose connection somewhere in the circuitry that was loose or so slightly loose you didn't realize you bumped it back into place. happens sometimes especially on cheaper guitars.
#4
the output jack itself was loose. happens to me all the time.
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#5
What Necronomicon said. You should get in there and resolder all the connections at some point.
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