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Old 09-04-2008, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Ethernet cable stuck in Sony Vaio...?!?

A friend of mine made a wonderful decision in purchasing a Sony Vaio for school (can you taste the sarcasm dripping off my words?) and she tried to plug an ethernet cable into the ethernet port (as is a common practice for ethernet ports, or so I thought)

Anyway, the cable worked fine and everything, but now she cannot (and I cannot) remove the cat5 from the port. It unclicks when you push the release down, but then it only comes out about a millimeter and then it's stuck. I honestly cannot think of what could possibly be "holding onto" the cable. As if some sort of super-powered magnet has it in its grasp.

If anybody has ever heard of this before and has some idea of a method for getting it out (other than the obvious, brute force), please enlighten me. I've tried just about everything I can think of, and my only theory now is that Sony has installed some sort of DRM on their ethernet ports... :P

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Old 09-05-2008, 02:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could you post a picture?

Have you tried using a small, thin flat head screwdriver to ease the connector out of the socket?


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Old 09-05-2008, 03:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's quite possible that the clip isnt being pushed down far enough to release the cable.
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I agree with Veedub because its happened to me when moving my router around.
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