Introduction: Fix Your Broken Ethernet Plug (using Zip Tie)

Fix your broken Ethernet plug using zip ties. What ?? Yes !

Today there are always some Ethernet cables around with a broken plug.

You won't buy a new cable ?? Take a zip tie and fix it.


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Fix a broken ethernet plug (using zip tie)


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Step 1: Lost Plug

Picture of Lost Plug

Everybody knows this problem:

You lost your Ethernet plug...and the cable slipping out constantly....???

Step 2: Zip Tie

Picture of Zip Tie

Take a zip tie and cut it off (as you can see at the pics) .

It doesn't need to be a certain length....about 1-2 inches....

Step 3: Head

Picture of Head

....then halve the head (of the height....)

Step 4: Plug In

Picture of Plug In

...just put the zip tie on the plug and plug it in together....

Step 5: Ready

Picture of Ready

...ready !

To release the plug, push down the zip tie.

Pretty cool, huh ??? :-D


myakka-23 (author)2016-03-06

Thanks, I have to try this one.

Ehlers_TV (author)myakka-232016-03-19

Did it work ???

myakka-23 (author)Ehlers_TV2016-03-30

Hello Ehlers, yes it did work thank you.

dileep92s (author)2016-03-10

Cool. I will try it. Thanks

Ehlers_TV (author)dileep92s2016-03-19

.....and ?? Did it work ??? :-D

jeanniel1 (author)2016-03-04

Whoa! Good one! It's planned obsolescence thwarted! I'm sure the clip ends were designed for continuous purchases of wires / cables!

Karencorey (author)2016-02-21

Many thanks, you just saved me time I cannot put a price on and tons of aggravation.

Ehlers_TV (author)Karencorey2016-02-26

That's nice to hear :-D

chienline (author)2016-02-26

Cool... Simple and useful.

Ehlers_TV (author)chienline2016-02-26

Thank YOU :-)

Puzzledd (author)2016-02-13

Nice idea, thanks!

Ehlers_TV (author)Puzzledd2016-02-14

Thank YOU :-D

joseph07 (author)2016-02-09

I have sooo many broken Ethernet cables! I need to try this. Voted!

Ehlers_TV (author)joseph072016-02-09

Thank YOU very much :-D

toshizou (author)2016-02-09

Very nice!

Ehlers_TV (author)toshizou2016-02-09

Thank YOU !

gdomantic (author)2016-02-09

great temporary idea. but i highly recommend buying the tool for replacing the tip:))

Ehlers_TV (author)gdomantic2016-02-09

Just think, how many zip ties you could buy for the same money... :-D

mcnock (author)2016-02-09

Great tip, I've always hated clipless cables and now have a solution.

Ehlers_TV (author)mcnock2016-02-09

...nice that I could help you :-D

sfaust2 (author)2016-02-09

nice one! I literally have this problem at the moment, thanks for the tip

Ehlers_TV (author)sfaust22016-02-09

Thank YOU for the comment :-)

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