My goodness it was a simple enough question! I can't believe the
people had so many problems understanding it!
The plug that we are talking about is a SCART plug, it comes prewired
onto a video camera, if you cut the cable you invalidate the warranty.
Stupid, I know, but I don't make the rules...
Given the fact that many of these cameras are obviously worth only a
few RMB when they leave the factory in China, I would far rather not
give them the excuse of invalidating the warranty when one of them
inevitably breaks down during the year.
I am sure someone is going to tell me how perfectly pleasant Argos or
B&Q were after they had cut the cable and the camera broke down. I too
have had excellent customer service occasionally from these outlets. I
have also had some right plonkers deal with me, so I was wondering if
anyone had come up with a solution.
Also, please note that my original post said "particularly" when the
plug has a much larger diameter than the cable, not "exclusively".
Holes in walls should be filled in under all circumstances, IMHO and I
was looking for recommendations as to what people use.
Believe it or not, I had thought of cutting the cable. I doubt if the
people who chose to unleash a torrent of sarcasm will have anything
meaningful to say now that I have outlined the problem in big letters
so they can read it slowly enough to understand. If anyone does have a
meaningful solution to my original post, I would be most grateful.
Sorry for the length of this post. My original post was brief,
succinct and polite. I am sorry I have been forced to use this amount
of space to accommodate people who failed to read it.
Thanks to Nick for answering my original post and giving a succinct
and polite reply. Polyfilla would have been my initial thought also,
but perhaps there are other options? A special word of merit to Simon
for for being so ingenious in finding ways of not answering my