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Old 10-19-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
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HDMI cable broken

I have a 2013 Phaeton 40' QBH. Anyone who owns one knows what I am about to say. Ever who designed the cabinet that house the HDMI distribution boards should be shot. One of the male ends broke, it feeds the TV over the fire place.
I had a RV sales center do some work done for me, I asked if they could repair the cable and there reply was yes. I added the repair to the written list. I got a call from the service department telling me that many ends where broken, that was news to me. I told them to fix them all. When I got the rig home I could get DTV on any set. I looked the the rats nest and found at least three broken connector to include the main feed from the DTV box. I called the the service department who had worked to the cables, he proceed to tell me that I had told him on the phone that I would fix the cables. I had one question for him.... why would I ask you to fix one if I know how to fix it. This lead to a call to Bob. I don't know what transpired by we were called and would fix everything at our schedule.

Anyway does anyone know how to repair a HDMI cable or how to run and new one from the front or the coach to the panel ??
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:39 PM   #2
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They may make replaceable ends, but I have never seen one. I'm betting you will need to run new cables.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:01 PM   #3
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I have a 2013 Phaeton 40' QBH. Anyone who owns one knows what I am about to say. Ever who designed the cabinet that house the HDMI distribution boards should be shot. One of the male ends broke, it feeds the TV over the fire place.
I had a RV sales center do some work done for me, I asked if they could repair the cable and there reply was yes. I added the repair to the written list. I got a call from the service department telling me that many ends where broken, that was news to me. I told them to fix them all. When I got the rig home I could get DTV on any set. I looked the the rats nest and found at least three broken connector to include the main feed from the DTV box. I called the the service department who had worked to the cables, he proceed to tell me that I had told him on the phone that I would fix the cables. I had one question for him.... why would I ask you to fix one if I know how to fix it. This lead to a call to Bob. I don't know what transpired by we were called and would fix everything at our schedule.

Anyway does anyone know how to repair a HDMI cable or how to run and new one from the front or the coach to the panel ??
If a new cable run is impossible you might want to try wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver. I haven't tried them but it may be your only solution. Good luck.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:40 AM   #4
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To the greatest extent possible I would recommend replacement with quality cable.. I'm not familiar enough with HDMI protocol to say more.

I do know getting that many wires into that size connector is a job for folks with younger eyes than I have.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:22 AM   #5
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I have a 2014 Tiffin Red and I have 3 bad HDMI cables.Running new cables is not a option.What I did was I use the DVD cable for satellite and switch them when I watch a movie I bought a A/B splitter from amazon
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:15 AM   #6
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I have a 2013 Phaeton 40' QBH. Anyone who owns one knows what I am about to say. Ever who designed the cabinet that house the HDMI distribution boards should be shot. One of the male ends broke, it feeds the TV over the fire place.
I had a RV sales center do some work done for me, I asked if they could repair the cable and there reply was yes. I added the repair to the written list. I got a call from the service department telling me that many ends where broken, that was news to me. I told them to fix them all. When I got the rig home I could get DTV on any set. I looked the the rats nest and found at least three broken connector to include the main feed from the DTV box. I called the the service department who had worked to the cables, he proceed to tell me that I had told him on the phone that I would fix the cables. I had one question for him.... why would I ask you to fix one if I know how to fix it. This lead to a call to Bob. I don't know what transpired by we were called and would fix everything at our schedule.

Anyway does anyone know how to repair a HDMI cable or how to run and new one from the front or the coach to the panel ??
If I am not mistaken, the cable that runs from the HDMI splitter in the cabinet to your TV in the living room is an Ethernet cable, not HDMI, Tiffine cheaped out and ran Ethernet to the TVs, at least that's what is in ours...
I am pretty sure you can replace the nods in these with a tool..

http://www.groundcontrol.com/galileo/ch5-ethernet.htm
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:14 AM   #7
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If I am not mistaken, the cable that runs from the HDMI splitter in the cabinet to your TV in the living room is an Ethernet cable, not HDMI, Tiffine cheaped out and ran Ethernet to the TVs, at least that's what is in ours...
I am pretty sure you can replace the nods in these with a tool..

How to Make an Ethernet Cable - Cat5, RJ45 Connectors - VSAT Installation Training
That is not cheapest why to run Video! To run Video any real distance you need use Cat5/6 to a converter than HDMI to the TV!


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Old 10-23-2015, 10:42 AM   #8
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it is HDMI

If it where CAT 5 or 6 I could go to home depot and buy replacement end ( I have done that in the past:
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I have done the wireless HDMI transmitter on a previous coach and it worked flawlessly, was about a $100 if I remember correctly!
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I would rather they run Cat6 cable instead of HDMI for those longer runs or to spots where you can't run a new cable. You can repair the end of that cable, use baluns on the two ends to convert to whatever signal you want. If HDMI goes out of favor, chances are the new connection will be able to run over the cat wire. The only time I've had issues with the baluns is trying to play xbox.

When I have my coach built, running Cat6 wire to strategic places will be a must for these very reasons.
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Where is the HDMI spliter located?
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Depending on year and model, they could be in the AV cabinet in the bedroom to in an overhead cabinet in the front.
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If you want to run a new cable it can be done with some work but it's not impossible. Your coach is HDMI from the splitter/ amp in the cabinet behind the bedroom TV to the front TV. However there are intermediate connections. The cables from the splitters to the front TV's go down the wall to a junction point under the large cloths hamper drawer directly below the bedroom TV. Remove the hamper and look on the left for the cable connections under the hamper. Now the hard part running the new cable down to the connection.
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I have done the wireless HDMI transmitter on a previous coach and it worked flawlessly, was about a $100 if I remember correctly!
Agree. Hooking up a wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver is way easier. Had to do that on my Tiffin Wayarer within 3 months of owning it. Although the cables are high quality for home applications, the rubberized HDMI connector ends were too flexible and the connectors vibrated right on out of two of my cables at the splitters. I picked up my wireless HDMI devices at Best Buy.

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