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  1. #11
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    Thanks Joe for the part info, and to the rest of you who provided helpful comments.

    In my case, the leaf inside the socket that's supposed to contact the outer sleeve and hold it in place seems to have broken. Thus there is no stable contact and there is no friction to hold the plug in place. Indeed Logitech seems to have used a substandard part that just didn't hold up. I have never seen a barrel connector disintegrate like this with just normal use before or since.

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    Well, the spare parts I have here are no different from the ones used by Logitech or Slimdevices. I would not presume they chose a particularly bad part to save a penny or two. There is no supplier that I know of who would offer these parts in a higher quality level. Power connectors are rarely available in high-end quality, and the 5.5mm diameter does not allow for much ruggedness. The main issue is corrosion. The plating becoming loose is either a result of too harsh cleaning procedures or wrong chemicals used for cleaning, or the connector being plugged and unplugged too many times which will also wear out the spring contact and cause it to rupture.
    If the connector is plugged in with violence or the plugged-in connector is bent a lot, the plastic surrounding the jack may give way at some point which will also cause bad contact of course. Once that happened, it is definitely time to replace the part.

    I have five Booms currently and some had corrosion, but over time (some years) there was no deterioration of the contacts. If the Boom just sits there, the contacts will stay intact at least mechanically. They may require cleaning from time to time but if done with appropriate care, it should not cause problems. By the way, corrosion can be prevented or at least be postponed a lot with just a bit of contact spray.


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    loose power connector cuts out with slightest movement

    I have a similar problem to what is described in this thread
    Loved my Boom and it's demise is annoying
    Pleased to have found this forum although I have almost no technical ability
    Can't even figure out how to open her up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulShorty View Post
    I have a similar problem to what is described in this thread
    Loved my Boom and it's demise is annoying
    Pleased to have found this forum although I have almost no technical ability
    Can't even figure out how to open her up ?
    Opening a Boom is described here (ignore the part about the display): https://joes-tech-blog.blogspot.com/2016/06/logitech-squeezebox-boom-vfd-display.html

    You will have to get the mainboard out completely to get to the connector (it is located on the daughterboard that stands off the mainboard in a 90 degree angle). But some experience with soldering is definitely required, and you will need the right spare part.


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    Conductive metal sticky tape. About twice as wise as a fingernail clipping. Stack a few if necessary on one side of the plug, leaving 4/5ths of the plug bare. It should snug it up nicely. Works.

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    Industrial Ehtyl Alcohol (ethanol) fixed my Boom

    Quote Originally Posted by eponymous View Post
    Many thanks to WontonNoodleSoup! Spraying the power receptacle with DeoxIT DN5 also fixed my boom. It did not fix my power supply (which seemed to go out at the same time - I have two Booms, so I could use one to debug the other), but I still have to consider this a success.
    I didn't have A$47 to spare for DeoxIT whatever.

    I

    1 Disconnected plug from wall socket
    2 disconnected plug from Boom
    3. poured a few drops into the 5mm plug (dc end)
    4. Plugged, unplugged about 20 times to and from the boom.
    5. Left it 10 minutes to dry
    6. Plugged it in to boom and the power - the whole intermittent power thing is FIXED

    I can wigger the plug around in the boom, it never drops out

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmo11 View Post
    I didn't have A$47 to spare for DeoxIT whatever.

    I


    3. poured a few drops into the 5mm plug (dc end)
    A few drops of anything in.particular?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    A few drops of anything in.particular?

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    I referenced the post heading (which you may not see )

    ronnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    I referenced the post heading (which you may not see )

    ronnie
    That's the price of using Tapatalk

    Got it now. I just realised I can access web view from Tapatalk. I suppose propanol would also work. I still have some lying around from the days of cleaning cassette recorder tape heads.
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    Last edited by slartibartfast; 2020-08-25 at 00:14.

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