Then Jack our one year old struck. He knocked the DVD player onto the floor and the ends of the cables broke off into the DVD player. I finally got around to trying to fix it today and Google saved the day again. The best advice I found was to use a small drill bit. So I did the following:
- Found the smallest drill bit I have
- Drilled into the broken off piece that was in the back of the DVD player about 1/4 of an inch
- Took the drill bit out of the drill and inserted it into the hole
- Used the drill be to pry the broken piece out
Perfection. Our $10 DVD player seems to have more lives than a cat. Since this solution worked for me I wanted to share the solution with others in hopes that this may solve someone else's issues with a much more expensive device.