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My ups connected to the cpu was not working so i plugged cpu directly to the electrical socket i saw the cpu lights turn on and some mild spark in the socket and cpu was turned off,now the cpu wont st

The monitor worked fine when i connected it to the electrical socket directly,only there were sparks in between the socket and plug when i tried to insert the plug into the socket

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What spark plug and how to change


I use Oregon plug # 77-302-1. Using driver, Take off engine cover, next find sparkplug boot, gently twist 1\4 turn, then boot should pull straight up. Using 13\16 socket turn counterclockwise to remove old plug. T

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Toyota Highlander_ How to change plugs


The Toyota Highlander is available in three different engine sizes: 2.4, 3.0 and 3.3 liter. The basic technique for replacing spark plugs is used for both engine sizes, but depending on the engine size you need to remove different parts from the Toyota Highlander to gain access to the spark plugs.
  1. 1 Pull the hood release and raise the hood on the Highlander. Allow the engine plenty of time to cool.
  2. 2 Remove some components to reach the spark plugs. On a 3.3 liter engine, unscrew and remove the V-bank cover and intake air tank. On a 2.4 and 3.0 liter engine, remove the number one engine cover.
  3. 3 Locate the ignition coils and spark plug wires that connect directly to the spark plugs or directly to the engine in the Toyota Highlander. In 2001 and 2002 models, theses are on the front and back of the engine. On models made after 2002, the spark plugs are along the sides. Grab the ignition coils or spark plug wires by the thick plastic piece at the end of the wire. Squeeze the end and turn it to release it from the spark plug. Pull back to remove the plug from the engine.
  4. 4 Slide the spark plug socket over the spark plug. The most common size of spark plug socket used on a Toyota Highlander is 16mm. Turn the socket to the left to unscrew and remove the spark plug from the cylinder well.
  5. 5 Apply a thin coat of anti-seize compound to the spark plug thread and into the wire boot to reduce the chance of sticking.
  6. 6 Insert the spark plug into the well and manually turn the plug into place. If you cannot reach the plug well manually, insert the plug into the socket and extension and use the extension to turn the plug into place. Do not use a socket wrench or flexible extension for this process because their force damages the spark plug.
  7. 7 Connect the ignition coil or spark plug wire to the spark plug. Turn to lock it into place.
  8. 8 Continue this process for the rest of the spark plugs. Replace any removed items onto the engine and lower the hood.



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How do I change spark plug in my chainsaw


find where spark plug wire is connected to plug and disconnect very gently, remove spark plug with proper 13/16 or 5/8 wrench or socket and replace with new spark plug

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How u change spark plugs


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First I suggest purchase the spark plugs from your local auto parts dealer. Make sure to indicate the year, make and model of your vehicle to make sure you get the proper spark plugs. Locate the spark plug wires that run from the distributor cap to the cylinders on the left side of the engine. Use an 8 mm socket to remove the bolt that holds the coil pack on the cylinder, put the bolt in a safe place and pull the coil off. You only want to work on one spark plug at a time so you don't get the wires mixed up.



Insert the 3/8 or 5/16 inch hexagon socket and extension into the spark plug cavity and turn counterclockwise very carefully. Once the spark plug is free, bring it out of the cavity and put it to the side.
Place a new spark plug in the cavity threads pointing up and tighten until snug in a clockwise direction. Repeat for the other two spark plugs in this area.


Rear Spark Plugs
Position yourself so you can see the throttle body. There will be an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve on the front part of the plenum, which is right behind the throttle body.
Use a 10 mm socket to remove the two EGR valve bolts and nuts. Turn these in a counterclockwise direction and put them in a safe place. This will help release the EGR tube. If it does not release the tube, pull the tube to disconnect it.
Grab the gasket that is located between the two bolts, remove it, and put it to the side. Replace the gasket when you put things back together.
Move to the passenger side of the plenum and find the vacuum switch. Pull the hoses off and disconnect the electrical wiring by pulling it away from this area.
Find the eight bolts that hold the upper intake plenum on the back two cylinders and remove them in a counterclockwise direction. Grab the sides of the plenum and rotate up and towards the driver's side of the vehicle. This will give you access to the rear spark plugs. The gasket on the plenum is reusable unless it is damaged.
Use a 3/8 or 5/16 inch socket and extension to remove the spark plugs. Insert the socket and extension into the cavity and rotate in a counterclockwise direction. Be careful while removing and replacing the spark plugs as they are delicate and you don't want them to break, especially while in the spark plug cavity.
Replace with new spark plugs, with the thread side up. Put the plenum back in the reverse order.


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Anyone have picture/illustration of where the spark plug are located on a 2005 highlander?


  1. 1 Pull the hood release and raise the hood on the Highlander. Allow the engine plenty of time to cool.
  2. 2 Remove some components to reach the spark plugs. On a 3.3 liter engine, unscrew and remove the V-bank cover and intake air tank. On a 2.4 and 3.0 liter engine, remove the number one engine cover.
  3. 3 Locate the ignition coils and spark plug wires that connect directly to the spark plugs or directly to the engine in the Toyota Highlander. In 2001 and 2002 models, theses are on the front and back of the engine. On models made after 2002, the spark plugs are along the sides. Grab the ignition coils or spark plug wires by the thick plastic piece at the end of the wire. Squeeze the end and turn it to release it from the spark plug. Pull back to remove the plug from the engine.
  4. 4 Slide the spark plug socket over the spark plug. The most common size of spark plug socket used on a Toyota Highlander is 16mm. Turn the socket to the left to unscrew and remove the spark plug from the cylinder well.
  5. 5 Apply a thin coat of anti-seize compound to the spark plug thread and into the wire boot to reduce the chance of sticking.
  6. 6 Insert the spark plug into the well and manually turn the plug into place. If you cannot reach the plug well manually, insert the plug into the socket and extension and use the extension to turn the plug into place. Do not use a socket wrench or flexible extension for this process because their force damages the spark plug.
  7. 7 Connect the ignition coil or spark plug wire to the spark plug. Turn to lock it into place.
  8. 8 Continue this process for the rest of the spark plugs. Replace any removed items onto the engine and lower the hood.

Read more: How to Replace Spark Plugs in a Toyota Highlander ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4484644_replace-spark-plugs-toyota-highlander.html#ixzz1C6Y4k5y2

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I have 2 Epson V500 Scanners, 1 of them I just have on standby. The one I use daily does not turn on. I tried using the cables of the standby unit already. I checked the fuses on the plugs of both...


  1. Check that the power socket switch is on Make sure your scanner's power cord is securely connected to the scanner and a working electrical outlet.
  2. If your scanner is supplied with a power adapter, make sure your scanner's AC adapter is securely connected to the scanner and a working electrical outlet.
  3. Make sure that the power outlet works. (If necessary, test it by plugging in another electrical device and turning it on.)
  4. Check that the power switch is on at the mains socket. If this is on, carefully check the power cable to ensure it is not damaged and remove then reseat it before attempting to turn the scanner on again. If your scanner has a power button, make sure that the button is depressed so it is turned on. Also, make sure that your outlet works and is not controlled by a wall switch or timer.
  5. Power off the scanner at the mains socket. Unplug the power cable from the socket, then remove and reseat the power cable from the scanner's power cable port. Plug the scanner back in at the mains and ensure the socket is switched on.
  6. If your scanner has a power button, does the power button depress when pressed? Press down firmly on the power button, if it is stiff and does not depress then there may be a problem with the button.

  7. Connect the scanner directly to the mains - not via a surge protector or extension lead. If your unit is connected via a surge protector or a power strip/extension lead, connect the unit directly to the mains socket.
  8. Try another suitable power cable. Check that other electronic devices connected to same power socket have power and try another mains socket and another power cable if necessary. Failing this try another suitable and known-working power cable. Depending on your scanner, a standard "kettle lead" or "figure of eight" power cable is used. If there is power to the scanner (indicated by an illuminated Start light), when a different power cable is used, then the fault is with the original power cable.


If the unit does not power on after following the checks above, contact Epson for support. If your scanner uses an AC adapter, then this may need to be replaced. If your scanner is over 12 months old, you can purchase a replacement AC adapter directly from Epson.

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PUTTING IN SPARK PLUGS


  1. Expect spark-plug work to be tedious. If this is your first time, plan 3 or 4 hours after engine cools (or 1 hour on several days), allowing 15 minutes per plug.
  2. Consult your vehicle's manual. Look up where your spark plugs are, how many you have, the correct "gap", and the size socket needed to remove them. Also write down the vehicle's make, model, and year.
  3. Visit your local auto parts store. Find (either by looking up in the provided reference book or by asking an employee) the correct spark plugs for your vehicle. The store also has socket wrenches, plus spark-plug sockets (with gasket), and socket-extension rods or swivel-joints to reach recessed plugs.
  4. Find out (from the reference book, the packaging, or the employee) if these spark plugs need to be "gapped". Some modern plugs should not be gapped (but others can have different gaps, depending on use in either 6-cylinder or V-8 engines, etc.).
  5. Park vehicle, turn off the engine, and open the engine compartment, to cool for hours. (WARNING: After running a car for a long time, the spark plugs can be the hottest part of engine! While it can require several hours to cool enough, it can require several weeks to heal burnt skin.)
  6. Take (if needed) a wire-gauge spark plug gap tool and adjust the distance between the two electrodes. Between the electrodes is where a spark is made. One electrode will be an L-shaped piece of metal (hook), the other a metal prong centered directly across from it. Set the gap between the two electrodes, from .028-.060 inch, such as .035/.040 /.043 /.050, as in book (see Tips below).
  7. Collect tools & new plugs (perhaps in a tool-tray). Remember which direction the socket-wrench switches to reverse/unscrew: wrench might not be visible when working back plugs.
  8. Check fit of new plugs inside wrench-socket gasket. If new plugs stick to rubber gasket, consider removing gasket with screwdriver in square hole, to just use tape. Like taping screws to a screwdriver, the socket can be taped to spark plugs (not the threads) with scotch tape, for easy release once inside the engine. Otherwise, have pliers to pry the socket off new plugs once installed.
  9. Locate (with the help of your manual or a repair manual for your vehicle) the distributor spark-plug cables/wires. The number of wires will be equal to the number of spark plugs your engine has. Often these wires are red or black, and will be equally divided on opposite sides of the engine.
  10. Using masking tape, mark each of these wires for where they connect. Don't rely on memory: if interrupted, easy to forget, and engine can run rough with crossed plug wires. For 8 cylinders, deducing plug connections is almost impossible (120 choices for 5 wires) -- in that case you must contact an expert or study wiring guides.
  11. Remove each spark-plug cable, pulling the caps (to avoid breaking cable wires). Caps should come loose by very intense twisting/pulling (avoid jerking/hitting fingers).
  12. Using a spark-plug socket, remove each plug from the engine, and replace each with a new spark plug. Don't over tighten (usually just 1/16 turn, after finger-tight).
  13. Replace the spark-plug cables on the same plugs they originally came from, and remove the masking tape.
  14. Remove tools near engine (beware the moving belts), close your engine compartment, and start your vehicle.

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Cpu cannot boot


Hi, the most likely place(s) where a spark could occur on your motherboard would be near the processor where the big transistors are, the capacitors. Such if it were the case would mean that your motherboard is most likely fried and therefore would require replacement. Check if there are any burnt marks or try to smell the motherboard. Arcing (spark) would leave a telltale burnt smell within the immediate area. Another likely place would be the capacitors themselves (3300uF/6.3V or something like that). Normal capacitors would have flat surfaced end with an indented X or T mark. If any would show a bulging, cracked, open or blistering open, then chances are they are busted, leaking, shorted - all meaning motherboard replacement. Aside from the motherboard, it might be that the power supply itself is defective. Normally (but not always) spark/arcing would occur in the hotside (the one directly connecting to the mains). You are probably better off buying a new PSu rather than have it repaired. In some cases, PSU with on/off master switch at the back have been known to have arcing/sparking problems. In this instance, switch replacement is possible without replacing the entire powersupply. In extreme cases, the said switch can be left out (removed) and the two wires going to it just twisted together and taped. Again this is on the hotside. If you are not comfortable working with power supplies, may I suggest you ask a competent service personnel to do the repalcement or removal and shorting. Hope this works out for you. Cheers.

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