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Removing ferrite core on connectivity cable

Removing ferrite core on connectivity cable

In the latest issue of The HP Palmtop Paper you mentioned that some folks were removing the ferrite "voodoo" bead on the 100LX serial cable. Do you know how they did that? I'd like to take it off but I don't want to damage the cable in the process.

Richard Allen

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[I don't recommend removing the filter from the HP cable, but here's how it's done. Use a razor knife to carefully cut the plastic cover off the filter. Some of the filters are made of two pieces that you can remove from around the cable. Some others have a single piece filter. In the latter case, you can use a pair of pliers to crack the filter in order to remove it. You can then trim away the rest of the plastic from the outside of the cable. The HP warranty will not cover equipment "modified" in this manner -- David Shier, CIS ID: 75030,3374.]

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