Anyone have instructions on building a pyrography unit?
I bought one recently and have had nothing but trouble.. replaced the cable and pen, then sent everything back only to have it returned saying it was repaired. He said he ran the unit for an hour without any trouble, but he didn't say he used the cable or pen. Soooo... I plugged in the 1/4" jack end cable and it doesn't stay put.. slides right out of the socket. I opened unit and the clip/prong thingy is bent backwards, so there is nothing to hold the jack in place so it can make a connection. I bent the prong up and it held the jack, but now cable gets hot, very hot, but pens don't heat. I'm guessing the cable has a short, but not sure. What I need to know is whether the prong for the jack was supposed to be bent down so it wouldn't touch and if so, how do I keep the jack in place. If it's the cable, should I just buy new one, maybe heavier, and replace the ends? The cable has 1/4" male on one end and rca female on the other.The pens have rca male connectors. I don't want to mess with the man who makes them any more,and would just as soon figure out how to repair it myself rather than try to get my money back.?