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The tip of a guitar cable has left itself behind in the guitar input port, as a result I can't use it until I remove the tip of this cable( you can see it in the pic below).
Has anyone removed the back of their HELIX, anything special to know about removing the back panel to get at the jack ? Or would you try something else ?
Thanks, appreciate any help.
 
 
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If you have a 2" or 3" drywall or deck screw, you may try carefully threading it into the hole in the tip stuck in the unit. There are several YouTube vids you can watch regarding this technique. So long as you don't use anything with a wide diameter you won't damage anything if you proceed gently. 

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Replied to this in the other thread, but just so you see it... I had this problem not too long ago. You can use the aux in for guitar, but the impedance is much higher and as such is normally better for active/hot pickups. 

 

 

 

I got the tip of my cable out by screwing a long screw into the lodged tip so that it was stuck on the end of the screw, then simply pulling it out. 

 

 

 

It may take a few attempts as the clips are quite stiff, but it did work for me. Hope you get it out! 

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I would not -- under any circumstances -- use the superglue method! There is too great of a risk of the adhesive getting on the interior of the jack while waiting for it to set up, and the resulting damage would only add to your headache. YMMV. Go with the drywall screw method. It works.  

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