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Recognizing & Disconnecting Cable Connectors

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Power cable connectors like this one have a small tab on the side that locks them in place.

To separate the connector from its socket, squeeze the tab against the connector, and pull the connector straight up from the socket.

JST connectors are similar but don't have the locking tab. There are a few other similar types, with or without the tab, and having 2 or 3, sometimes up to half a dozen or more wires. These may be found connecting a microphone or speaker in a camera, or interconnecting the circuit boards in a radio.

Some variants are very small. If you try to disconnect them by pulling on the wires they may break. Ideally, pull on the body of the plug with a pair of tweezers, rocking it from side to side to ease it if necessary.

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