IPC-T5442TM-AS RJ45 jack scorched - thoughts on how to replace?

guenwyv

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Water seeped into the port connection to the camera, resulting in loss of connection and what looks like scorched pins. If I were to cut the scorched jack off, would a simple female RJ45 replacement work, or is there something else I should be looking for to fix the cable?
 

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Great support all, I really appreciate the effort and the pictures.
Ordered some supplies, hope to give this a shot in a couple of days.
 

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I finally was able to get the camera up and running again.

The grey wire was extremely fragile, and kept snapping no matter what I did. I tried the flame trick, fingernail trick and ordered some wire strippers that goes all the way to 32. The wire strippers worked on 28 thankfully - but by that time, I was getting very low on cord space. I then managed to solder each wire directly to a Cat5e cord, which gives me back the amount of cord I had to chop away.

After each solder, I would then use a small shrink wrap tube to further strengthen and waterproof the connection. I then bundled all the cords together and wrapped with electric tape. May not be the prettiest job, but it works!

Thanks again for the help.
 

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I finally was able to get the camera up and running again.

The grey wire was extremely fragile, and kept snapping no matter what I did. I tried the flame trick, fingernail trick and ordered some wire strippers that goes all the way to 32. The wire strippers worked on 28 thankfully - but by that time, I was getting very low on cord space. I then managed to solder each wire directly to a Cat5e cord, which gives me back the amount of cord I had to chop away.

After each solder, I would then use a small shrink wrap tube to further strengthen and waterproof the connection. I then bundled all the cords together and wrapped with electric tape. May not be the prettiest job, but it works!

Thanks again for the help.
Good @guenwyv

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