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HDMI output loose?


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I noticed something about my 360 AV out cable. The optical out port on it seems to be very "loose" - whenever I try and plug an optical cable into it, the slightest movement will dislodge it.

It's not a badly made cable, all my optical cables do it (and they're decent cambridge audio ones). Have I got a faulty AV cable, or are all 360's like this?

I'm seriously considering blutack to stick it in place...


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er, HDMI output?? LOL it's the optical output :)

They are all like that, one or two cables apparently work but none of mine do :(

Once I have my cable in and working, I'm very careful to not knock the 360 :rotfl:

Blue tack is a good option :thumbsup:


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lol, yes, no idea why I typed HDMI in the topic and then optical for the rest of the post.

I did mean the optical.

Seems bizarre that the cable can fall out the 360 so easily, yet I have a £6 maplin optical splitter thing where all my cables click firmly into place.


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I had a couple that were loose, but then I got a cheapo one off ebay and it clicked into place perfectly.

My xbox was the same, would fall out if you breathed on it!


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Mines solidly in there. By Chord company, now i think of it even the cheepy one that came with a vga cable (cant rember the make) fitted snuggly as well.


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i had this problem with an expensive optical cable and i ending up getting a stanley knife and lightly cutting away the grey plastic around the optical out. all cables fit perfectly now

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