I started to notice lately that there was no sound coming out the right side of my TV (right speaker) whenever I played my Saturn. I tried it on numerous TVs and it was the same story. Wiggling around the wire in the back I found the sound would get louder, then lower. I looked directly inside the connector thingamabob with the pins and one of them seems to be pushed inside a bit. I take it that ain't normal.
My cable has one pin on the top left, and two on the bottom right beside each other. The one on the far right is the one pushed in a bit.
So I went searching on eBay for a cheap replacement cable and I came across this fishy looking cable: Click Me! As you can see, it has what would appear like, 7 pins? Is this normal? Will this work?
Like I mean, I know absolutely nothing on how all this sound and video stuff works when it comes down to wiring, so I need the help from you guys. Does it look like a good idea to go for it?
Yeah, the other pins are just dummy pins. Since it's a 3rd party cable, they probably just sourced a whole bunch of these mini-DIN style that already has 10 pins on it. (Basically, it's more work to take out all the unnecessary ones off the standard plug)
If anyone's interested, here's what each of those pins actually do.