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    These things

    So these things...



    Not cat5/rj45 plugs in general. But the ones with a hard plastic shield that's impossible to pinch. Why do they exist? Currently I am having to use a Philips head screw driver to press them and release.

    Are they purposely difficult to unplug? Am I meant to know of and have a tool that helps detach them?

    Stupid things.

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    Re: These things

    The covers are, AFAIK, meant to avoid the clips snagging when you pull the cables through gaps or past each other. The ones I've used have always been relatively easy to push down though, even the ones with fairly tough covers. Perhaps you've just been unlucky with the brand/batch...?

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    Re: These things

    You could always just use a stanley knife and carefully cut it off?

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    Re: These things

    They're called anti-snag boots which are supposed to be made of soft rubber, i.e. the dome bit which covers the clip is meant to be depressed easily.

    I think there was a manufacturing error if the boots on your cables are made of hard plastic.

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    Re: These things

    For under a quid - just buy a new network cable that doesnt have the anti snag boot on there.

    Butuz

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