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What kind of cable is this?

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What kind of cable is this?

For years, I have used a black cable to connect my DVD player to my TV.  I think it needs to be replaced, but have no idea what it's called.  It looks a lot like those s-video cables, but you just slide it on this silver protrusion, and there's only one thin pin inside, as opposed to multiple.

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Re: What kind of cable is this?

Sounds like it might be an optical cable. Is it kind of stiff?

 

I've usually had good luck taking a part in to a store and asking "could I get one of whatever this is, please?"  Works more often than not.

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Re: What kind of cable is this?

It is kind of stiff, but the pictures of optical cables I've found look nothing like it.

 

http://sklepwideo.pl/kabel_svideo_5m

 

It's basically this cable, but with one long thing in the center.