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Topic # 171936 6-May-2015 10:37
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I wonder if someone can help.  I have VDSL with Orcon - no phone line, I recently had to remove the master jack point in a room due to renovations but the jack and cable came off, does anyone know how to fix, I've tried putting the green and green/white wires into the slots as shown but this doesnt seem to work - do I have them in the corect slots even, i seem to remember only 2 of the wires were connected.

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  Reply # 1298888 6-May-2015 10:38
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Put them into the blue connections. 

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  Reply # 1298890 6-May-2015 10:39
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Blue connectors

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1298892 6-May-2015 10:41
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thanks for the quick replies - either way round?

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  Reply # 1298906 6-May-2015 10:54
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Should work either way around yes.

The equipment on the far end is smart enough to swap if you get it wrong.



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  Reply # 1299426 6-May-2015 20:32
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Hi

I used the blue slots and the Internet connection resumed, however not long after its gone again. Do you know why this might be and a way to fix it? I've tried turning the router off/on a few times but no luck.

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  Reply # 1299434 6-May-2015 20:43
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What did you use to punch the wires down with? Those connections are easily damaged.




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  Reply # 1299435 6-May-2015 20:45
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An electrical screwdriver, would that have caused damage? Could I just replace that part?

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  Reply # 1299440 6-May-2015 20:51
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If you pushed the screwdriver between the metal connections, there is a good chance they've been damaged and aren't making a proper connection.

There is also a possibility they aren't punched down properly. Ideally you need the proper tool.




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  Reply # 1300161 7-May-2015 20:58
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Hi

I tried a new RJ45 socket but no luck, I then re tried the old socket and it worked, but again only for a few minutes before it dropped again.. Anyone have any suggestions why this is happening and/or how to to fix it?

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  Reply # 1300163 7-May-2015 21:06
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sounds like the metal  teeth have widened when you used the screwdriver and the connection is intermittent is the cable stranded or solid



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  Reply # 1301063 9-May-2015 09:19
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How do you mean solid or stranded?

Also a replacement rj45 should work right? But it doesn't.


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  Reply # 1301081 9-May-2015 10:10
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Instead of using a Screwdriver use a plastic card (like an eftpos card), it is less likely to damage the connectors.




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  Reply # 1301087 9-May-2015 10:24
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Without a proper punch down tool, a poor connection is possible and even likely. Until you can prove the connection on this block is good, it's the most likely candidate.

A plastic card sounds like a poor idea too. Damage to these connections is often caused by forcing them apart. A proper tool doesn't touch the contacts.

It is also possible that there are more poor connections, wires shouldn't just come out of those connectors without a bit of a pull.

Solid or stranded refers to the copper in each wire. A solid conductor will make a good connection, a stranded one may not due to it being able to squash.

If you're in Coffee Barons area, I'd suggest asking him what his price is to have a look.




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  Reply # 1301098 9-May-2015 10:28
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^^^

To the thread starter: user coffeebaron is a guy on here who does installations in the Auckland and Waikato areas.




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