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Stuck Neutrik RJ45 plug
mikefarnham posted a topic in James Tyler Variax Guitars / Workbench HDHi Chaps, Just thought I may be able to help someone. Had the above problem yesterday and today disassembled the connector. Behind the three pinned plastic claw there was no "c" shaped retainer even though I laid my guitar on a light towel so as to spot it easily when it dropped out! The plastic Ethernet clips these days seem to be pre-broken off so as not to cause the plug to stick in the Variax socket - woundrous technological manufacturing innovation. The plug was still stuck fast!! I then depressed the button (thin piece of tin can!) fully and pulled the unthreaded part of the casing with my thin nose pliers. Still no joy, BUT, with a little wiggle of the plug body up towards the jack socket - BINGO! I then did what I should have done in the first place; picked up a rubber dishwasher glove for better grip and practised the same manoeuvre by hand. Thinking about it, I had the same problem with another cable when updating the firmware two years ago but then a firm tug sorted it. Just bought a second hand Vetta combo. The sockets and release buttons on there are a lot more solid thank goodness. just praying now for a lack of electronic problems which will brick my new acquisition. Out with the midi cables later to enter some decent patches for my covers. Happy playing, Mike.