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How to remove Leviton Quickport from Faceplate

Is there a good/correct way to remove a Quickport from the Faceplate?  Specifically for a Cat5e.  I have reconfigured some wiring and need to remove a few and goto a smaller plate.  It seems that they fit in there so tight that it is about impossible to remove it without the little flex tab on top breaking or trashing the faceplate?!  Am I missing an easy technique here? Thanks very much for any help you can be in this matter!

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There's no easy technique if the faceplate for your plug covers the flex tab on the connector to much to remove it. However if you have a paper clip or something else relatively small you might be able to push the flex tab down enough to remove the cable without breaking it.

I wouldn't worry about any kind of shock hazard as the voltage on any of those lines is barely enough that you would feel it if you pushed it to your tongue while energized.

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