I have another thread regarding a frustrated repair effort on a DVD player - that's how. And I was very careful and they are not really frayed. But after too many ins and outs they really should be replaced. The Player is a Panasonic and is an older model. I cannot imagine trying to approach Panasonic directly for such a small parts order. I expect that they would not be able to verify an exact part number. Although I could simply say: "Twenty-four contacts, four inches long, etc." That might work.