PCB adaptions for Mendel

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Replacing the connectors on the stepper driver boards

These connectors are low-cost, as is the cabling for them. But they are not very neat. To replace them do the following.

RJ45-removal-1.jpg

Use a pair of tweezers to pull the gold-plated connectors inside the RJ45 shell and push them up through the top. Then pull them out from the top and straighten them out.

RJ45-removal-2.jpg

Next desolder each connection separately, pulling it out with long-nosed pliers. The plastic shell will then be easy to remove.

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