We were wondering if there exists a competion-legal repair could be made in this situation, based on the second subpart of <R15a>:
<R15> Parts may NOT be modified as follows:
[INDENT]a. Motors, extension cords, sensors, controllers, battery packs, and any other electrical component of the VEX Robotics Design System may NOT be altered from their original state in ANY way.[/INDENT]
• External wires on VEX electrical components may be repaired by soldering, using twist/crimp connectors, electrical tape or shrink tubing such that the original functionality / length is not modified in any way. Wire used in repairs must be identical to VEX wire.[/INDENT][/INDENT]
It would not be legal to repair the actual pin, however you could replace the cable at the end of the 269, via the legally described means in <R15>, with part of another VEX 3-wire extension cable (or identical component).