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After removing the little metal cap, I checked, mine is the same way, the pins are hard bound, the ring is loose.
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On 2/5/19 4:09 PM, Richard Williams via Groups.Io wrote:
The 8 pins within the connector are tight; the part with some "play" is just the ring with the threads on it.
On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 3:16:03 PM MST, Ed Pflueger <email@example.com> wrote:
I have 10853 and 10858 for K3S’s and 2971 for a K3 and all of mine are tight. I bought the deluxe models. Hi..
*From:*Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Steven Wolf KC8BW
*Sent:* Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:40 PM
*Subject:* Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S Loose Microphone Connector
Mine is also loose. I haven't opened it up, but I figured that the connector was just soldered to the board and not fastened to the front panel. It seems that most electronic items are constructed that way these days. In other words, "they don't make 'em like they used to"