A cable connector can be repaired using a few very specific tools. Repair a cable connector with help from an electronics designer in this free video clip.
I'm Adam Zarrett with We Light Up The Night, and this is how to repair a cable connector. Here we have a broken television cable. You can see here, there's a bunch of exposed wire. And we can see all the way into the inside of the wire, this is really bad. At the end of the wire, we also have a very bent, broken pin in the center. We're going to replace this with a new connector. The first thing that we're going to do, is we're going to make one clean cut on the cable. I'm going to take a pair of cutters and cut out the bad section of wire. Now that I have a clean piece of wire, I'm going to take a special pair of cable strippers. And now, strip off the outside coating. It's very important that we only expose just over a quarter of an inch of wire. This tool helps use get all the way to the inside center conductor, with just the right length. Now, repeat this process, exposing the outer conductors. Again, only taking off about a quarter of an inch of wire. We'll now bend the outer conductor braid back in the opposite direction. So that it covers the very end of the wire jacket. This cable is now prepped and ready for a new connector. Take a new connector, and slide it on the end, gently pressing it into place. You can see here that everything is lined up and we have just a little bit of the inner connection sticking out above the base. We'll put this connector into our crimp tool, to lock everything in place. Applying gentle pressure that will squeeze and lock this compression fitting into place. This connection is now locked into place, and water-tight, and ready for our TV. I'm Adam Zarrett with We Light Up The Night, and thanks for watching how to repair a cable connector.