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 Question by Alan Baker posted 26 Mar 2006
 Cat 6 Male Termination
Hi Joseph.

Thanks for your helpful reply. I believe that I've now found what the problem is, and I now see why many people recommend the use of ready made patch leads!
The problem turns out to be the die in my (quite expensive) crimp tool. The outer two pegs are a few thousandths of an inch to thick, and displace the moulding plastic, just enough to stop the socket pin from entering the groove and making contact.
The major problem is with pin 8, which of course will not show up on a 10 or 100base-T installation!
Out with the needle file to fix the die, and out with the scalpel to fix the previously bug...ed plugs! :-(


 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 27 Mar 2006
Dear Alan,

I appreciate the followup on the final solution for you. By posting it here you add to the knowledge which is seachable by others. I am happy to hear that you have been able to resolve your issue.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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