I sit validated ;]
"Did they say it worked in the listing?
Is there anything wrong with your cord?"
Couple of quick final comments.the date reads Nov 5, 1996. The SN is 17050932. The last 6 digits fall within the range of the 1996 DC5 SNs in the list you posted, however the "17" prefix on my SN is a departure from the "AD" prefix in your referenced list.
Kostas you may have been talking "generically", but in this case, stereo jacks would only have been used in the the later Pro-Blend equipped guitars, as that earlier pre-amp was not a dual source system, so no use for a stereo jack.The specifications for 1/4" jacks are pretty loose, so sometimes you get tolerances stacking up and creating problems. The solution is to make jacks as tight as possible, but over time, the tolerances will open up again, and then you get the "this cable doesn't work in this guitar, but it works in that guitar", which is the scenario we have here. The only real solution to is replace the stereo output jack with a high quality jack, which will close up the tolerances again, for a while. Same thing happens with RCA jacks in stereo equipment, again, because the specifications are from an older period of time, and were not very tightly defined.