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jcbradshaw
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Alien Bee Sync Socket Repair???


All three of my AB stobes have sync sockets that are wallowed out. Plug in the 1/8" plug and accidentally bump it, and you're in trouble trying to make a solid connection.

I tried opening up the entire thing to remove the female sync connector from the circuit board, but after all of the solder was soft and/or removed, it still wouldn't come off. Must be hooked in there. Was going to solder a flying lead to the circuit board with a loose-connecting female sync socket on the other end. Then lock the cord so it couldn't pull on the ends connected to the circuit board. Not sure all that makes sense, but no matter, cause I couldn't remove the worn out part.

So has anyone found a way to fix this problem without sending back to PCBuff for expensive repairs? I can't use any of my AB's with the sync cord as they are right now.

Thanks!
Jeff



May 15, 2017 at 06:38 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Alien Bee Sync Socket Repair???


Have you contacted PCB for an estimate? Their repair department is generally regarded as astonishingly cheap for most repairs. I have an old AB unit I need to send in for the same reason. I tripped on the sync cable and messed up the socket.


May 21, 2017 at 09:10 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Alien Bee Sync Socket Repair???


I haven't, thinking they'd be expensive. But since you say they are reasonable, I will do just that.

Thanks!
Jeff



May 21, 2017 at 10:54 PM







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