Replacing coaxial TV aerial plug
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We're decorating the living room and had to unplug and move TV etc. The aerial plug from the roof was plugged into a Sony Freeview box that hasn't been touched for years. The plug was jammed solid (looked like corrosion or other chemical reaction) and had to remove with pliers during which I stripped plug off the end of the cable. Plug completely bu99ered.
I thought easy enough to replace myself and looked at a couple of youtube videos. Went to Homebase and picked up a couple of plugs. Tried to fit one this morning but having problems. The plug I bought looks exactly like the one I'm replacing (I think!), but the metal sheath/male part of the plug which carries the central copper cable is capped, whereas from what I've seen it ought to be uncapped and "tubelike" (presumably so the copper cable makes a good connection). It's a Ross plug I bought and I think it's this one:
You can see the "cap" about halfway down the image on the righthand side.
If I've bought the wrong connector it's not a problem as it was only a couple of quid and lesson learned, but does anybody have any advice or suggestions?
(PS - it's a very old cable, over 25 years, and doesn't have a name or number on it. But the copper cable at the core seems in good nick and I don't think it's copper coated steel or anything. The copper braiding looks a bit threadbare compared to what I've seen on Youtube. Oh - it's also a non-smart Freeview TV and the old Sony box is being binned - which is a pity as it's probably the best Freeview tuner we ever had but 15+ years old)