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Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Allan Adler, Jun 7, 2005.

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  1. Allan Adler

    Allan Adler Guest

    There is a little plastic piece on a phone jack that enables it to remain
    firmly in the socket and which you have to squeeze to remove the jack from
    the socket. This little piece tends to wear out and break very easily, making
    it necessary to replace the entire phone cord. Is it possible just to replace
    the jack and, if so, how?
  2. ryan wiehle

    ryan wiehle Guest

    that plug is refered to as a RJ11. Available at Radio Shack in a box
    of 10. You need a tool. Just cut the plug off, strip the cable with the
    tool and observing the color code from the old plug insert the cable
    into the plug and squeeze.
  3. Joe Soap

    Joe Soap Guest

    That depends on where you are. If the plug is squarish, it's RJ11. If it's
    a flat rectangle, it's UK flavour.
  4. Noah Little

    Noah Little Guest

    As has been mentioned, you just snip off the end of the cord and crimp
    on a new one. You'll need to beg, borrow or buy a crimping tool.

    Just for the record, we're talking about a plug; the jack is what the
    plug goes into, i.e., the socket.
  5. Huh? I tend to make those with my leatherman. The square screwdriver
    fits nicely. OK, it takes time, but it works.
  6. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    You can go to any of the major electronic parts suppliers, and purchase
    the required crimping tool, and spare jacks.

    I would think you will find it much cheaper to buy a new cord once in a
    while, unless you plan on fixing many of these!

    Jerry G.
  7. Allan Adler

    Allan Adler Guest

    What does a crimping tool typically cost? I wind up spending between 10 dollars
    and 20 dollars a year on phone cords just because the plug breaks. I don't
    know how often crimping tools break, but I think one would probably pay for
    itself in a year or two.
  8. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  9. Allan Adler

    Allan Adler Guest

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