And suppose one of the male ends of one of the feeds is broken off.
Can this be easily repaired? Anyone ever fix something like this?
If it's one of the RCA connectors (one of the red, green or blue connectors) then yes I have. I'm assuming the other side connector is some fancy proprietary connector for a camera or some such.
Ndcent wrote Could I just take a new a male end off a spare RCA cable and splice it to the component cable?
Is it honestly that easy?
Yes you could although unless I'm unable to run out and get a cable, I'd consider it a temporary fix. It should work though. You might get some slight degradation of signal though I doubt it would be that noticeable.
I keep just spare RCA connectors around for making quick repairs, although most of those require soldering. While it's easy to do, it does require that you have a soldering iron and solder for connecting the wire to the new connector. Some spare connectors can be clamped or screwed on though. Your mileage may vary.