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SWM Without Power Inserter

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#21 OFFLINE   inkahauts


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:13 AM

Unplug that coax cable on the upper left and he'd quickly find none of his receivers worked, because that's the port that passes power through the splitter :)


Yep,. that would show it...

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:17 AM

Didn't know Directv techs are aloud to use twist on connectors.

I'm not sure the knurled body is a sure indicator of a twist-on, but if it is indeed a "tool-less", someone's head should roll. What twists on can surely twist off.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:49 AM

I wonder what the DirecTV tech, if indeed it was DirecTV, was thinking.  I count at least three, maybe four, different connectors one of which looks like it's a crimp that's been exposed to the weather for a bit of time.  I also don't see a ground or supports for the dish though that might just be the pictures.  Even the line from the LNB to the splitter looks like it's not secured other than being connected at the splitter.  I know, I know.....just minor stuff but I'm picky.  As for the PI....well we have seven lines out of the splitter and only three supposedly being used by receivers so where do the other four go?  Since the PI has to be on the upper left input I'd bet that runs somewhere in the house and the only thing connected to it is the PI since the OP traced the receiver lines and sees no PI.  No problem with the PI being the only thing on that line but it would have been nice if the tech mentioned it. 

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:01 AM

Go to your breaker box and start flipping off breakers until you lose a picture on one of your TV's (obviously don't turn off the power to the TV you are checking)  Once you lose a picture, then you know what room the PI is in.


Like others have said, it is there somewhere. 

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:57 PM

Disconnect the coax at 8 way that says dc power pass in. I bet your system takes a dive quick. Trace down that coax and you'll find your power inserter.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:01 PM

Disconnect the coax at 8 way that says dc power pass in. I bet your system takes a dive quick. Trace down that coax and you'll find your power inserter.

Good answer but after four months, "I'd guess" the PI was found.

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