Broken headphone connector

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    Dear all,

    When disconnecting my headphones this night, I noticed that the tip of the connector was broken and was still in my SQ. When I took a closer look I noticed a small metal strip inside the connector of the console (please refer to the photo I attached. The photo was made after I removed the cover of the connector). I had no problems connecting my headphones nor was the connector pushed or moved while in the console.

    Before I start a ticket at my local distributor: has anyone had the same problem and can somebody tell me what this metal strip can be? This might help me in having the problem fixed under guarantee.

    Best regards,


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    Wont that be the strip of metal that connects the ring part of your headphone jack? Like a wiper blade… ?
    Can you not get a very thin spring-hook to fish it out? [as I used to know them in my days of repairing office equipment]
    Or like a dentist would use but need to have a hook on the end.

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    But don’t go pulling on that wiper blade though!

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    I have an issue with the pot on my qu24. Was hoping to see A&H chime in. Can the pot be replaced or is it hard soldered to the mobo?

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    When I look into the headphone jack of my sq-5, I also see this mettalic rod.
    We can see it on outputs A and B.
    The rest of the headphone jack must be lower 🙁

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    There are no user-serviceable parts or boards in the Qu so please contact your local distributor who will be able to carry out any servicing or repair that might be needed.
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