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Piggy back power splitter

Hi thanks for super quick response, but there are four or five different power cords/connectors with different shapes and no.s of pins coming out of PSU (motherboard, DVD etc.). Which one should I be trying a find a splitter for? Just need two connectors to give 12v supply

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    Dellboyz Jul 13, 2008

    Hi thanks for super quick response, but there are four or five different power cords/connectors with different shapes and no.s of pins coming out of PSU (motherboard, DVD etc.). Which one should I be trying a find a splitter for? Just need two connectors to give 12v supply.



    I should have pointed out that these are not molex type connectors. So I can't just buy a molex splitter. Part of the problem is that I don't know what these types of power connectors are called, so don't know what to search for.

  • Dellboyz
    Dellboyz Jul 14, 2008

    Thanks Eagle338, but none of the power cables have molex/ide type connectors. I have now decided on a strategy that might be useful to any Dell 200/210 systems out there. I have found a (15-pin) SATA power splitter that plugs into a HDD and then offers two additional SATA power sockets. I have also purchased a SATA/molex adapter to plug into one of these, which means I can now piggy back the Nexus fan onto the HDD power supply. The drag is that you have to purchase two adapters, although they are both very cheap. The upside is that the HDD and its fan effectively share the same power supply cable, so that disconnecting the HDD will automatically disconnect the fan. Now I'll have to get on with some work...

  • Dellboyz
    Dellboyz Jul 14, 2008

    Looking for a pic of a SATA power connector, just found this which would have done the job without the need to buy a second adapter.



  • Dellboyz
    Dellboyz Jul 14, 2008

    Another attempt at pic

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You can connect the splitter to any of the 4 connectors that power IDEs(Hard Disk, DVD ROM, CDROM etc.,). The splitter's sole purpose is to split one 12v supply into two 12V power supplies so that we can connect two devices instead of one. You can disconnect the power from DVD connect the splitter to it and then use one of the two 12v supplies from the splitter to connect to the DVD drive and the other to the HDD fan.


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    eagle338 Jul 14, 2008

    can you post a pic of your HDD's power connector. I was not able to understand how can it be different..

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When both single lines are plugged into the splitter and then into port 1/2 the lines do not work. If I unplug one of the lines from the splitter line 1 will work.


Hi Amy,

I have two of these phones. The feature set is really good. The only thing missing is a "Voice Mail" indicator light. You have to pick up the line and listen for the intermittent dial tone.

The other problem is that they are not very reliable. Both of my originals developed problems with the answering machine portion, but were replaced under warranty. Have had issues with one of the replacements also and now use it with an external two-line answering machine.

Regarding your problem, there are a few possibilities. Not all phone cords are created equal. The cord that goes from the wall to the phone uses a plug/jack called RJ-11. An RJ-11 connector has room for four contacts. The contacts themselves are just gold-plated wires.

Take a very close look at all of the cords you are using, as there are two different types that look nearly identical. A single line cord will only have two wires inside, and the RJ-11 connector will only have the two center pins filled with the gold contacts. A two-line cord has four wires and the RJ-11 connectors will have four gold contacts at each end.

Once you are sure that your cords are all two-line (four gold contacts on the RJ-11 connectors), the next thing is to understand how two different lines are put into one cord.

The first (main) line will occupy the two center contacts. To add a second line, they need to connect to the two outer contacts. It may be that you need to re-wire the wall jack on one of the lines.

If they are both wired to the two center contacts, the splitter cannot do its job. The way to tell this is to make sure that each wall receptacle will give a dial tone when plugged into a single line telephone. If that is the case you will need to re-wire one of the wall outlets.

You would need to remove the wires from the center two slots on one line and insert them into the outer two slots. Take a look at what you have with regards to cords and the results of your tests with a single line phone. If you need to rewire a wall outlet, I can walk you through that.

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My printer will not come on at all. i have the adapter in to the wall jack but nothing happens. i have checked to ensure the wall jack works.


Solution one: Make sure the electrical outlet works
Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
Plug another appliance into the electrical outlet to make sure the outlet works.
If the electrical outlet does not work , plug the product into another outlet that does work.
If the electrical outlet works, but the product still does not turn on , continue to the next step.
Solution two: Make sure the power supply is compatible with the HP product
The term power supply refers to both the power module and the power cord.
NOTE: To make sure that your product and power supply are compatible, HP suggests you use the original power supply shipped with your product.
Example of a power module Example of a power cord
NOTE: The power module might have a permanently attached power cord, or the power cord might detach from the power module.

Make sure the voltage and amperage specifications printed on the power supply match the voltage and amperage specifications printed on the HP product.
Voltage and amperage specifications printed on the power supply Voltage and amperage requirements printed on the HP product

If the voltage and amperage specifications between the product and the power supply are compatible, make sure the connector on the power cord is the same shape and color as the connector on the HP product.
WARNING: Do not force a power cord into an HP product that is incompatible with the HP product (different shape or size).

If the power cord is not compatible with the product, replace the power cord with a compatible cord. To buy a compatible cord, right-click the following link, How to Buy HP , and then click Open in New Window .
If the power cord is compatible with the product, but the products still does not turn on, continue to the next step.
Solution three: Reset the power module and test the power
Step one: Reset the power module
The power module has a safety feature inside that protects the product during a power surge. If you experienced a recent power surge, the power module might need to be reset. Use the following steps to reset the power module.
Unplug the power supply from the rear of the product.
Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet, power strip, or surge protector.
If the product uses a power module with a detachable power cord, disconnect the cord from the power module.
Wait 15 seconds.
Reconnect the power cord to the power module.
Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet. Do not use a power strip or surge protector.
Check to see if the power module has an LED.
If the power module does not have an LED, continue to the next step.
If the power module has an LED, check to see if the LED lights up.
If the LED does not light up, contact HP to replace the power module. To buy a compatible power module, right-click the following link, How to Buy HP , and then click Open in New Window .
If the LED lights up, continue to the next step.
Step two: Test the power on the All-in-One
Follow these steps to test the power on the product.
Reconnect the power supply to the rear of the product.
Press and quickly release the Power button to start a Power On/Off cycle. Do not hold the button down.
Figure 1: Press and quickly release the Power button

If you press and hold the Power button too long, the product might turn on and then off without restarting. If this happens, press and quickly release the Power button again.

If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
If the issue persists , see the next step.
Solution four: Test the power with a compatible power cord from a different product
If you have another available power cord that is compatible with your product, use the alternate cord to repeat the steps in Solution three: Reset the power module and test the power .
If the product turns on with the alternate power cord, the original power cord caused the issue. Contact HP to replace the power cord. Right-click the following link, How to Buy HP , to buy a compatible power cord.
If the product does not turn on with the alternate power cord, continue to the next step.
Solution five: Service the HP product
If you have completed all the preceding steps and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

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Solution one: Make sure the electrical outlet works
  1. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
  2. Plug another appliance into the electrical outlet to make sure the outlet works.
    • If the electrical outlet does not work , plug the product into another outlet that does work.
    • If the electrical outlet works, but the product still does not turn on , continue to the next step.
Solution two: Make sure the power supply is compatible with the HP product

Follow these steps to test the power on the product.
  1. Reconnect the power supply to the rear of the product.
  2. Press and quickly release the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to start a Power On/Off cycle. Do not hold the button down. Figure 1: Press and quickly release the Power buttonc01896071.gif c01733891.gif If you press and hold the Power button too long, the product might turn on and then off without restarting. If this happens, press and quickly release the Power button (c01602202.gif ) again.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , see the next step.
Solution four: Test the power with a compatible power cord from a different product If you have another available power cord that is compatible with your product, use the alternate cord to repeat the steps in Solution three: Reset the power module and test the power .
  • If the product turns on with the alternate power cord, the original power cord caused the issue. Contact HP to replace the power cord. Right-click the following link, How to Buy HP , to buy a compatible power cord.
  • If the product does not turn on with the alternate power cord, continue to the next step.
Solution five: Service the HP product If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

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Solution one: Make sure the electrical outlet works
  1. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
  2. Plug another appliance into the electrical outlet to make sure the outlet works.
    • If the electrical outlet does not work , plug the product into another outlet that does work.
    • If the electrical outlet works, but the product still does not turn on , continue to the next step.
Solution two: Make sure the power supply is compatible with the HP product

  1. Make sure the voltage and amperage specifications printed on the power supply match the voltage and amperage specifications printed on the HP product. Voltage and amperage specifications printed on the power supply Voltage and amperage requirements printed on the HP product c01962881.gif c01962212.gif In this example, the voltage (+32 V) and the amperage (2000 mA) from the power supply is compatible with the voltage and amperage specified on the HP product.
  2. If the voltage and amperage specifications between the product and the power supply are compatible, make sure the connector on the power cord is the same shape and color as the connector on the HP product. WARNING: Do not force a power cord into an HP product that is incompatible with the HP product (different shape or size).
    • If the power cord is not compatible with the product, replace the power cord with a compatible cord. To buy a compatible cord, right-click the following link, How to Buy HP , and then click Open in New Window .
    • If the power cord is compatible with the product, but the products still does not turn on, continue to the next step.
Solution three: Reset the power module and test the power Step one: Reset the power module The power module has a safety feature inside that protects the product during a power surge. If you experienced a recent power surge, the power module might need to be reset. Use the following steps to reset the power module.
  1. Unplug the power supply from the rear of the product.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet, power strip, or surge protector.
  3. If the product uses a power module with a detachable power cord, disconnect the cord from the power module.
  4. Wait 15 seconds.
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  6. Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet. Do not use a power strip or surge protector.
  7. Check to see if the power module has an LED.
    • If the power module does not have an LED, continue to the next step.
    • If the power module has an LED, check to see if the LED lights up.
      • If the LED does not light up, contact HP to replace the power module. To buy a compatible power module, right-click the following link, How to Buy HP , and then click Open in New Window .
      • If the LED lights up, continue to the next step.
Step two: Test the power on the All-in-One Follow these steps to test the power on the product.
  1. Reconnect the power supply to the rear of the product.
  2. Press and quickly release the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to start a Power On/Off cycle. Do not hold the button down. Figure 1: Press and quickly release the Power buttonc01896071.gif c01733891.gif If you press and hold the Power button too long, the product might turn on and then off without restarting. If this happens, press and quickly release the Power button (c01602202.gif ) again.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , see the next step.
Solution four: Test the power with a compatible power cord from a different product If you have another available power cord that is compatible with your product, use the alternate cord to repeat the steps in Solution three: Reset the power module and test the power .
  • If the product turns on with the alternate power cord, the original power cord caused the issue. Contact HP to replace the power cord. Right-click the following link, How to Buy HP , to buy a compatible power cord.
  • If the product does not turn on with the alternate power cord, continue to the next step.
Solution five: Service the HP productIf you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service t

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Hi,
I you can try this option:
1. Unplug the power cord.
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Hi check the following article to from HP
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Check LIU

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Can try sending the Fax on Another Line


CHECK WITH DIFFERENT CABLE
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