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Old 09-30-2020, 04:00 PM   #1
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End pulled off HDMI cable

Hello everybody, I need some help. I have a 2017 Flying Cloud 23FB. The other day I noticed a cable hanging down from the television. When I looked closer I thought the HDMI cable had come unplugged, what had happened was the meter end of the cable had pulled off and was still in the television and the end of the cable was all of the wires that go into the plug. There is no way to repair this so I started looking to replace it, You likely know what I found, once it goes into the wall it disappears and I have no way to trace it. Does anyone know where this cable terminated and how it can be replaced? I have seen a lot of wisdom on the forum so I hope someone can help me. Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2020, 04:10 PM   #2
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I don’t know about the FC but I have one HDMI going to the TV from an HDMI switch in the AV area where a blue-ray is. It allows a single HDMI to transmit antenna or Blue-ray or and aux input.

My guess is the other end of the cable is where your Blu-ray or VCR or DVD or whatever is. I have to take apart the little house they built for all that and it is in there with every other wire ever conceived.
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Old 09-30-2020, 04:20 PM   #3
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It terminates under the dvd player on the signal splitter the sends the DVD signal to both TVs. I have doubts about being able to pull it out and a new one in but IDK.

The DVD player console has two screws hidden by plastic plugs on the side you can access. Remove them and the whole thing comes out. It is easier than trying to get to the cable and splitter through the DVD opening.
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:53 AM   #4
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HDMI cable issue

Thanks for the support, I have decided that to re-run that cable is beyond what I want to do but I think I found a work around. There is a HDMI terminal block that is very inexpensive. Iíll have to cut the end off and strip back the jacket then each small wire goes into itís own terminal block. It will be a bit fiddley but beats taking my AS apart! I will send a link to this block on another post I case it helps someone else who is having this problem. Thanks again!
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:09 AM   #5
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Nice solution!
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:13 PM   #6
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On a 23FB, the HDMI cable goes from behind the radio receiver in the upper cabinet above the dinette to the wall behind bedroom TV. I think the cable is routed across the ceiling through multiple frame ribs. If the HDMI connector broke off, which happened to me, then you can purchase a HDMI connector repair kit and replace the missing connector. The kits are available on Amazon. There are both solderless and solder kits. I prefer the solder type since the fix is more permanent. If your soldering technique is rusty then I would find a friend with electrical skills. You will need a jeweler’s screwdriver for the solderless connector terminal block type. The cable is a 1-to-1 connection (Pin 1 to Pin 1 and so on). I used a long jumper wire and a multi-meter to find and check the wires. I used a female HDMI solderless connector to use the jumper wire on the good end so I could “beep-out” each wire (using continuity beep function on my multimeter). This is a tedious job since there are 19 wires in an HDMI cable in an awkward location so a very patient person needs to do this repair.

If you want to replace the cable, it will be a big job since you will need to remove a lot of panels and cabinets. There is no way to use the old cable to pull through a new one (there are too many tight turns. If you decide to replace the cable then I would replace it with a 4K HDMI cable. You’re probably not going to go that route - it would be a labor intensive repair best done during a restoration. Airstream wires the RV before they put in the cabinets and interior panels. Running a new cable would be very difficult.


As a short term fix, you can route a long HDMI cable from the blu-ray player out of the upper cabinet across the “sliding door” track and back to the TV. As another short term fix, you can also move the blu-ray player to the bedroom and run a short HDMI cable to the TV. Most standard 23FB’s have only one TV in the bedroom.


FYI, I upgraded my 23FB serenity to 4K, 5.1 stereo and a 43” 4K monitor in the bedroom split to a 23” computer monitor in the dinette. I’m a traveling IT engineer/consultant and I need my computer, DVR and Satellite TV. This was a very big job but now I have my mobile home theater and computer work station.
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Hello everybody, I need some help. I have a 2017 Flying Cloud 23FB. The other day I noticed a cable hanging down from the television. When I looked closer I thought the HDMI cable had come unplugged, what had happened was the meter end of the cable had pulled off and was still in the television and the end of the cable was all of the wires that go into the plug. There is no way to repair this so I started looking to replace it, You likely know what I found, once it goes into the wall it disappears and I have no way to trace it. Does anyone know where this cable terminated and how it can be replaced? I have seen a lot of wisdom on the forum so I hope someone can help me. Thanks!


It can be repaired, I had that problem the trailer was delivered with a damaged plug, I was too green to have any idea to check this. Airstream wanted to open up the ceiling to replace the cable, on a new trailer it was my last option, I honestly may have survived without the TV. My brother-in-law an electrical engineer fixed it tracing, matching and soldering sets of wires I think there were 21 sets of them, complicating the process was the new HDMI plugs colored wires didnít match up to the colored wires of the existing cable, but he did match them. So if you know someone with these skills it can be done. The new HDMI PLUG HAS A 45degree downward bend so it canít happen again . All works perfectly. Sorry for your problem.
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:18 PM   #8
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My 16 Bambi new came with same issue. I found that the wire was actually a short run to just outside wall. Just replaced it
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Old 10-02-2020, 10:29 AM   #9
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I went to wireless hdmi. throw the cable away. Under $200 at Best Buy
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Old 10-02-2020, 10:44 AM   #10
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Old 10-02-2020, 11:15 AM   #11
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It can be repaired, I had that problem the trailer was delivered with a damaged plug, I was too green to have any idea to check this. Airstream wanted to open up the ceiling to replace the cable, on a new trailer it was my last option, I honestly may have survived without the TV. My brother-in-law an electrical engineer fixed it tracing, matching and soldering sets of wires I think there were 21 sets of them, complicating the process was the new HDMI plugs colored wires didnít match up to the colored wires of the existing cable, but he did match them. So if you know someone with these skills it can be done. The new HDMI PLUG HAS A 45degree downward bend so it canít happen again . All works perfectly. Sorry for your problem.
I am not an electrical engineer but if you use the same brand HDMI cable as the broken one, for the repair, the wire colors will match, no tracing necessary. I copied the reply below from another similar thread I responded to recently.


I had to replace the HDMI cable connector that plugs into the TV. Is the unused cable the same brand? If it is, then the wire colors will match, and you could cut off and then solder the end from the unused cable onto the broken cable end.
However the end we replaced was very accessible, at the TV. You may be able to gently pull the broken cable out for better access? Mine had lots of slack that had been stuffed into the wall. If no slack is available it might be harder to solder.
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I am not an electrical engineer but if you use the same brand HDMI cable as the broken one, for the repair, the wire colors will match, no tracing necessary. I copied the reply below from another similar thread I responded to recently.





I had to replace the HDMI cable connector that plugs into the TV. Is the unused cable the same brand? If it is, then the wire colors will match, and you could cut off and then solder the end from the unused cable onto the broken cable end.

However the end we replaced was very accessible, at the TV. You may be able to gently pull the broken cable out for better access? Mine had lots of slack that had been stuffed into the wall. If no slack is available it might be harder to solder.

Good luck


Probably if you get the same brand used by Airstream. In my case I wouldnít have wanted that, the one I replaced it with has a 90 degree downward articulating elbow that did not duplicate the cheap one used by Airstream .
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Old 10-02-2020, 03:34 PM   #13
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End pulled off HDMI cable

Our HDMI cable to the front TV in our 27FB became damaged during panel repair for hail damage last year. I tried repairing with the HDMI cable end with one available on Amazon. Several hours and cuss words later I ended up using a wireless HDMI solution as well. Works great!!

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Old 10-02-2020, 07:59 PM   #14
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Probably if you get the same brand used by Airstream. In my case I wouldnít have wanted that, the one I replaced it with has a 90 degree downward articulating elbow that did not duplicate the cheap one used by Airstream .


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I used this and the HDMI cable from the blue ray player, so the wire colors would match. Then replaced blue ray player cable with the new cable I purchased
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When we got our 2020 FC we had no cable etc. I found out nothing was hooked up to outside connections or to the back TV. Back to dealer who fixed the issue and ran cables thru the ceiling ductwork. I canít see or find and holes or issues and it all works fine. Just today while on a trip the HDMI end ripped out of the TV in the dinette area. So reading all this I might take it back to the same dealer or go wireless.
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What HDMI cord did you plug into the transmitter end of your wireless setup?
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Old 04-30-2023, 05:00 PM   #17
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Better late than never. I had the same thing happen to me last year. I upgraded my system so I would no longer need to use the HDMI cord that was there. Head over to Best Buy or order on Amazon a Wireless Display HDMI Extender. Basically, you plug the dvd player into a box that wireless transmits the video to the TV. Both the TV and the DVD player will hook up to a mini box the work together wireless. no drag, no delay. always a perfect picture. It's amazing. cost was around $150-$200 I think. I will attach pictures of my setup and the box brand i bought. Good luck!!
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I did and it worked great!! Thank you for sharing this information. I posted and included pictures. You saves my life!!
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