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The locking tab of RJ45 plugs breaks very easily. Replace it by two nylon cable ties (aka zip ties), in minutes. IMPORTANT NOTES: - This must be rega...
There are always some Ethernet cables around with a broken tab. Did you remember to exchange the cable?Now the RJ45 plug no longer locks properly, mak...
Tools:Cable tie tool (optional)Sharp knifeCutting pliersMaterials:TWO CABLE TIES (small size) They are true heroes of this instructable. Their e...
The head of the cable ties must have the proper width to snap into the socket, and be easily released.To test, insert the head into the socket as show...
Cut approx 4.5 cm (1.8 inches).
With the sharp knife, and preferably on a piece of scrap material, cut the head of the cable tie, to make it flat.
Bend it as shown.
With the second cable tie, tighten the first one.
Now it looks funny. Is that meant to work? Read on...
Tune the position and bends of the cable tie #1, so that it acts as a spring.
Insert the repaired plug as shown.You should get this beloved "click" noise again!
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Posted:Sep 12, 2009
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