The RJ45 connector from the wall of my house is rusted. The copper pins are covered by thick patina. The patina is so thick that it looks black. It definitely reduces communication quality so I would like to change it. The RJ45 cable goes into wall from living room and comes out from bedroom, so it is difficult to replace cable in wall. It is a male socket with patina from wall. The other end is a female socket. I think it is safe to assume the female socket is covered by patina too because they are the same old.The only option is to fix the connector. I think I have two option: remove patina by some chemical or make a new connector. I do a web search and find many accessible patina remover. But, they are used to clean art works or antiques, and not a single one lists component and I cannot even start to google if it is poisonous or not for my kid, so I give up. If you know any safe remover I will appreciate. The second way is to make a new one like this video. However, I don't have a RJ45 crimping plier. . The video doesn't show detail of crimping. If crimping only attaches connector to outer layer of cable surface, then theoretically it is possible to make a RJ45 connector without a crimping plier. I just need a glue to attach them. But, if the crimping tool is to push the copper pin into the eight tiny wires to connect, then I don't know how to do it without a crimping plier. And, in fact I don't know how it really works. These two are just my assumption. So, is the any way to fix a RJ45 connector without poison or with common home tools instead of a RJ45 crimping plier? In fact there is maybe still another way. I can cut the cable of a new RJ45 connector and weld it to the old cable. It just looks ugly ,maybe easy to break, and doesn't looks like a good idea.
The best way to go is to cut the cable and put a new connector.
To do so you need a specialized crimping clamp and some connectors. Usually, the way it works is that you insert the cables (without stripping them) and the connector has small blades that will pierce through the insulation while crimping.
Gluing probably won't work or you need some very expensive conductive adhesive.
Trying to remove the patina (oxide layer) also is not so useful as what matters is the connection within the contact.
Trying to solder within the connector will melt the housing.
Given the price of the crimping tool, you definitely rather buy it than cutting/soldering the cables together, it will make your life easier, do a better job and it will be a useful tool to have.