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In one example, method for configuring a connector for securing an article of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal is provided. The method includes providing a connector configured to provide power and data signals to an article of merchandise, wherein the connector includes a plurality of conductors and a conductive shield electrically connected to a plurality of the conductors when the connector is not engaged with the article of merchandise. The method also includes removing one or more portions of the conductive shield so that at least one conductor is not electrically connected to the conductive shield when the connector is not engaged with the article of merchandise. The conductive shield is configured to be electrically connected to, and cooperate with, the conductive shield to define a sense loop when the connector is engaged with the article of merchandise.

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