Help! I opened up my amps to tighten the binding posts, and I ended up breaking one of them off! Appearantly the outside portion of the binding post goes through the amp 'wall' via a 'screw' (that I suppose is actually just one piece with the outside unit), and then a nut tightens down from the inside to secure the binding post. Well, I was tightening 'em all down...in fact, I had already tightened down my other three amps...when I noticed that it was really loose on this one. FYI, this is an AV-20. I then noticed that the back of the unit is dented in, as in shipping damage or what not, so I figured something got knocked loose. Anyhoo, I'm tightening and tightening...'cause it's REALLY loose...I mean, I can move the binding post in and out a good 1/4". But there's a good bit of resistance, which I wouldn't expect...and then pop. I sheared the 'screw' part. It's now in two pieces.
I'm attaching pics of it all, including the rear where the damage is.
Now, what in the world do I do at this juncture? I just thought I was lost when it came to understanding audio and buying and setting up stuff...now I'm really lost.