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Ethernet (RJ45) COMPLETELY :: broken Plug lock-tab fix

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This is a quick and reliable solution for when you have got your ethernet cable's lock-tab broken COMPLETELY! (when there is not even the front of that tab left) but you do not want/have no means to re-crimp those plugs.
This is a modification of my previous design per request. So here it is.
This design sits well on the back of the plug and holds it in place.
I have printed it in translucent PLA. As I use a heated bed and BuildTak surface there was no need for any raft or supports but you might need at least a small brim.

Modifications 3a - when you would prefer to glue the thing on top of your broken connector. Glue just the very back of the device which lays flat. Nevertheless I prefer the full version as it holds the connector from the bottom.

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  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • rj45-3a_repair.stl
    • rj45-3b_repair.stl

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  • Publication date: 2018-09-18 at 12:53
    Published to Thingiverse on: 2016-06-19 at 03:00


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