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TAM cable to speaker stuck

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So I've had this issue for a while now, the cable between my 20th anniversary Mac speaker and the main computer seems to be a large twist lock kind of cable that has many pins.

After I got the TAM, I hooked it up and haven't separated the speaker base from the main computer since. When we moved house a few years back, I tried to disconnect the cable but wasn't able to, so revisiting this.

 

Do these get stuck? Is there a specific motion to disconnect them without damaging them?

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You need to give the cable a gentle twist around the large metal locking lug  underneath the subwoofer/PSU to disconnect both cords.  Unlikely to be "stuck" but might need more effort if never undone for years, but be gentle - I wouldn't spray anything on there

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8 hours ago, Byrd said:

You need to give the cable a gentle twist around the large metal locking lug  underneath the subwoofer/PSU to disconnect both cords.  Unlikely to be "stuck" but might need more effort if never undone for years, but be gentle - I wouldn't spray anything on there

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

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Cannon plugs are often notoriously difficult to mate and separate. Use a little silicone dielectric grease (like the type used for spark plug boots) on the female end (flat surface and around the area where the locking nubs are) the next time you reassemble the cable and it'll be easier to connect and disconnect thereafter.

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