How to Move a Cable Jack
Before starting, you will need a few tools such as a screwdriver, a stud finder, electrical tape, and a coaxial cable of the appropriate length. You can buy a coaxial cable from any electronics store.
1. Locate the new position for the cable jack
Before starting, you will need to decide on the new position of your cable jack. You can use a stud finder to help you locate the studs in the wall. You should avoid drilling into the studs and aim for the spaces between them. Make sure you have a clear idea of where the new cable jack will be located so that you can plan the routing of any new cables.
2. Remove the existing cable jack
The next step is to remove the existing cable jack. You can do this by unscrewing any screws that are holding it in place or by inserting the screwdriver into the slot and twisting it counterclockwise. Once you have removed the jack, unplug the coaxial cable from the jack and remove the screws from the back of the jack.
3. Prepare the new cable jack
When you have the new jack, you will need to prepare it by securing the cable to the back. You can do this by inserting the coaxial cable into the slot and tightening the screws with the screwdriver. You may also need to cut the cable to the desired length, taking into account the distance from the new jack to the splitter, if applicable.
4. Install the new cable jack
Once the new jack is prepared, you will need to install it in its new location. You can do this by first marking where you need to drill a hole for the cable. Once you’ve drilled the hole, you can thread the cable through it and secure the jack to the wall using screws or adhesive.
5. Connect the cable
Finally, you will need to connect the cable to the jack. You can do this by plugging the coaxial cable into the back of the jack and tightening the screws. You should also wrap electrical tape around the connection to ensure a secure and stable connection.
In conclusion, moving a cable jack is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. With the right tools and a little bit of patience, you will be able to move your cable jack to its new location without any issues. And if you want to avoid any possible complication, hiring a professional can be a practical decision, so you can avoid any DIY disasters.