Who needs to spend $20 to replace one’s messed-up cd/mp3-player -> tape adapter! Why, for just $3.99, you can get a new jack end in either solderless or solder varieties. Simple math tells you $3.99 is better than $20, now, doesn’t it?
BUT, what they don’t tell you is that you will spend 2 hours every other month, at least, re-soldering the wee beastie whenever your children decide that you don’t have enough to do in your life and manage to make it unfunctional.
But this time, I’ve outsmarted them!! Muahahahah. Oh yes, I have. This time, I’ve taken the wee beastie apart, re-soldered it (again), and now I’ve used some of my flourescent zip-ties to reinforce the cord to the body of the jack.
We shall see, little children. Oh yes, we shall see….
(psst! How flourescent zip-ties once again save the world was uploadd by: vanRijn).