I have an old Umax SOHO 1OHO8 ethernet switch that I would like to use in my LAN-network, but the power adapter has a very strange problem : one of the pins that go into the wall power outlet has come loose, and now ‘retracts’ whenever I plug the power outlet.
I already tried gluing the pin back into the power adapter with superglue, but I can’t fasten it, so it keeps coming loose. I also tried using an adapter plug, but I couldn’t find one that enabled me to keep the pin from retracting…
What can I do to fix this ?
Just buy a new one.
You probably won’t be able to find the original one, but you will be able to find a new generic one with the correct specs.
The specs of the Umax SOHO 1OHO8 power adapter are :
- AC input 230V (so 100-240V will do)
- DC output 7.5V 1A (= 1000mA)
- output plug/pin 5.5×2.1mm (= 5.5mm outside diameter & 2.1mm opening diameter inside)
- output plug/pin polarity : MINUS outside & PLUS inside
You can get a US-version replacement here : US power adapter 7.5V 1A 5.5×2.1mm
You can get a UK-version replacement here : UK power adapter 7.5V 1A 5.5×2.1mm
You can get a EU-version replacement here : EU power adapter 7.5V 1A 5.5×2.1mm (note that this one actually has a 5.5×2.5mm plug that is compatible with 5.5×2.1mm)