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How to safely unplugge ethernet cable


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#1 Ziva

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:38 PM

Hi,

I just got a brand new laptop. Was planning of trying it out this weekend, but I've been unable to get the Cat-5 ethernet cable out of my old laptop. It's an HP Pavillion and the cable plugs into the right side with the latch facing down. I've squeezed the latch and pulled gently but all I hear is a click as it locks back into place. It doesn't appear to be jammed into the slot. It just refuses to unlatch so I can get it out.

Anyone have any solutions? I'd really like to try my new PC out before the return date is up.

Thank you,

Ziva


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Posted 13 August 2011 - 03:05 PM

Do you have a small screw driver like for glasses that you could gently move into the latched area and maybe use some gentle pressure to pry it out?

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 03:30 PM

I think I do. But I'd be afraid of breaking the latch. Then I couldn't use it with the new PC. I don't drive so I don't have the luxury of jumping into the car and getting a new one.

Thank you for responding.

Ziva





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