I have an UTP cable coming from a router far, far away. The plastic part which keeps it from falling out of the socket was damaged, and I intend to replace it.
Is there any danger of cutting it while only disconnecting it from my part, and not following and disconnecting it on the other end (which is very hard to be accessed) ?
I mean, while I cut it, some of the 8 cables might make contact with each other. If one end is disconnected and the other not, can it cause any problems?
(the simple form of this question is: If I connect the individual cables in an UTP cable with each other while one end is free and the other end is plugged in, can it damage hardware?)