Oh the things you figure out when you have a 3 year old! Last week he broke off the ends of the AV cables. They were lodged in the TV and were not going to come out easily.
I tried to use tweezers, but couldn’t get a grip on the broken pieces. Thankfully I found a super easy solution that worked!
- Step 1: Heat up a needle with a lighter until it glows red hot. (Be sure to wear gloves and use a pair of needle-nose pliers to grip the end of the needle so you don’t burn yourself)
- Step 2: Slowly insert the heated needle into the plastic core of the RCA center pin still located in the jack. Wait a few seconds for the needle to cool. (I blew on it to help cool it off, but not sure if it was necessary)
- Step 3: Slowly remove the needle and broken center pin straight out.
The trick is to be patient
I was able to remove all 3 broken pieces without damaging the TV! Yippee!