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Fri, Feb 7, 2020 5:00 PM

Should This Cable Activate my Outlet? (See Pic)

(SEE PICTURES) I have a spare bedroom with a cable outlet we have never used.
I want to move my xfinity cable box to it. I Tried it, there is no signal currently.

 

So from googling around, I just need to connect the proper cable to the splitter in the cable closet right? Swap them out. But I only found ONE unconnected cable. We have multiple rooms in the house with non-activated cable outlets, so where are those cables? do you think this one Non-connected cable in the picture has any relevance?

 

Will it hurt to try connecting it to the splitter if im wrong?

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PcSteve

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1 y ago


@CCAndrew wrote:
Yes you can move it to test it, just note what you’re taking off


It worked! First try too. Just took out the middle cable and plugged in the non-connected one. 😎 All other TV's are fine. Guess the middle cable was for an unused outlet somewhere in the house.

 

I also found out in further testing, my living room and master are on the same cable.

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@CCAndrew wrote:
There may be a second splitter somewhere(attic/basement). It’s your house nobody knows but you, you’ll have to look

but if I take that exiting non connected cord and add it to the splitter, should not cause any harm right? I just switch it back to normal and take it off the splitter?

 

I also heard that sometimes multiple cable outletes share the same cable out in the cable closet. But I thought they would all need their own sperate signal/cable 

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There may be a second splitter somewhere(attic/basement). It’s your house nobody knows but you, you’ll have to look
CCAndrew

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Yes you can move it to test it, just note what you’re taking off

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