How to Make Your Own HDMI Leads

Updated April 17, 2017

HDMI cables are used to connect high-definition audio/visual devices, such as Blu-ray players and video game systems, to televisions. These cables connect to the devices through the use of an HDMI connector. Inside this connector are small wires that serve as the leads for the HDMI cable.

Use your box cutter to cut through the HDMI cable, roughly 2 inches below the HDMI connector.

Insert the cut cable into the wire stripper and cut through the black outer covering of the cable. Use your hand to pull the cable away from the leads.

Separate the leads from each other, making sure they are uncrossed, and peel the plastic wrapper and aluminium foil from the four twisted pairs in the group of leads.

Repeat the process with the other side of the cable. You now have an HDMI cable with two sets of exposed leads.

Things You'll Need

  • Box cutter
  • Wire stripper
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Bryan Roberts began his love affair with comedy in 2003 as a writer and performer for Austin's No Shame Theatre. Since then, he has appeared with several different sketch groups (Hoover's Blanket, Ghetto Sketch Warlock). His most recent achievements are the award-winning improv show Guilds Of Steel, which he created and co-directed, and his position of writer/actor in the Coldtowne Theater Mainstage Sketch Show.