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    MAgic Eye - Problems connecting it

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      MAgic Eye - Problems connecting it

      Hi,

      I've had a magic eye for the last 3 years and only the last few weeks i have been having problems with it.

      I got sat (RG6?) cable and use ariel connectors to it. But now these will not light up the little red light at all. When i plug the magic eye into the back it still works so know its not that.

      I cannot re-run the cable as it goes in and out of walls etc. So it must be the connectors. What am i doing wrong to connect these cables?

      Any help would be great. And is there a way to get around this without using solder as i cannot do that at all.

      Thanks


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      Re: MAgic Eye - Problems connecting it

      Most lightly reason is that you have an open circuit. The first thing is to make sure that the screen of the co-ax is making contact with the body of the belling lee connector. The other thing you can do is put a kink in the centre conductor so it makes an interference fit with the hole in the centre conductor of the plug.
      If you have face plates anywhere make sure they don't have decoupling capacitors which would block the DC feed that power's the magic eye. amplifiers will block the DC too if you are using them.


     

     

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