Scart sockets on TV poor


Both scart sockets on my TV are poor - unless you get the plug in very well they tend to produce a poor connection or over time they tend to fall out. Is it easy to replace the socket or easier to buy a new TV? Why is the scart technology seemingly so poor.
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Broooz wrote:

SCART cables tend to be thick, relatively inflexible and heavy - and the plug is supported and held in the socket by nothing but the (thin) pins. There is no plug retention mechanism. It is perhaps no surprise that they easily work loose and can permanently deform the mating contacts. These are generally just tinned copper, which doesn't help.
A SCART socket on a TV printed circuit board can generally be replaced - if a suitable spare is available. Like any repair to a printed circuit board, it needs care if shorts are to be avoided and tracks not damaged. You may find that a fix can be made by carefully bending toe socket contacts to make better contact with the pins of the plug. A fine watchmaker's screwdriver and sometimes be used to do this.
It is bound to be easier to buy a new TV! But a few minutes having a good look at the socket, in a good light and perhaps a magnifying glass, and a bit of work with a darning needle or screwdriver may fix things, at least for the while.
I put on self-adhesive cable clips on the back of stuff and route the cables through those. That takes all the strain off the plugs and sockets - especially whilst moving the stuff, to clean/dust it, for example. A couple of extra ones, and you have somewhere to stow the extra cable tidily. SCARTs are fine, if they are taken care of.
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Many thanks for the comments and suggestion. Sorry but what is the "toe socket"?

I can't visualise how your clips work - is that something you can buy?
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Broooz wrote:

Typo for "the". Sorry to confuse.

These, for example:
www.maplin.co.uk
SJ20W
Adjustable Self-Adhesive Cable Clamps (better if you make changes fairly often)
FS60Q Self-Adhesive Cable Fixings (fine for a "permanent" set-up)
For bigger clumps of cables you can use these, together with either permanent or releasable cable ties:
SJ16S Cable Tie Bases
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Excellent; thanks again

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Broooz wrote:

Because it is French.
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