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Old 21-09-2008, 06:28 AM
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My cable was crossed over as well, I had trouble finding a plug that actually had six of the pins present all only had two or four actual pin contacts, in the end I just cut the cable and soldered them in the right order as per the pin outs available on the net.

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Old 21-09-2008, 11:16 AM
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You can get the plugs from Dick Smiths. They are RJ12 Modular Plugs - 6 Conductor.
I can get crimp tool sets like this for $50 or Dick Smiths sells a simple single crimp tool for $40.
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Old 21-09-2008, 04:51 PM
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You can get the plugs from Dick Smiths. They are RJ12 Modular Plugs - 6 Conductor.
I can get crimp tool sets like this for $50 or Dick Smiths sells a simple single crimp tool for $40.
Thanks - but as I am electronically challenged, I might buy a cable from Shoestring - or somewhere else if I can find them.

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Old 21-09-2008, 06:32 PM
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directly from shoestring you can be sure they will work... and they aren't overly expensive either..
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I had the same problem with a modified controller I bought s/h for the eq5 before I fitted the Synscan. Had to rewire it mirror image of its original config to get it to work. Gave me the same error as yours Alex, but it took me a while to work it out. The Shoestring gear seems to be good, works straight out of the box and reasonably priced too.


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Old 23-09-2008, 05:48 PM
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OK - I know I am a wuzz compared to all you DIYs.

I went to Bintel today and picked up a new cable. As always, the guys were v helpful

I'll give it a whirl this evening

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Old 23-09-2008, 05:50 PM
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Did you make sure it was the same at both ends? I bought my mirror image cable from bintel..
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Did you make sure it was the same at both ends? I bought my mirror image cable from bintel..
Yep - thanks for the tip. I checked before I left the store

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