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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Enabling Esata on V1.3 Sheeva Plug - Progress Report. on: February 15, 2012, 04:31:38 AM
Well, I'd like to have eSATA on my Shheva, too.

Bright sides:
- my Sheeva is revision 1.3
- seems all smd parts are installed, only thing missing is eSATA connector.
Not so good:
- Can't get trough the hole version of connector. I won't order from US due to excessive postage (and customs is mess nowadays, too). I tried to salvage connector from USB-to-eSATA stick, but it has SMD version of connector, which is "upside-down". (Yeah, could be mounted on wrong side of pcb with slight modding, but I simply do not like the idea.)

I am thinking cuting regular SATA cable and soldering it directly to board. I don't use Sheeva in original case nor with original PSU, so it does not matter. (Anyway, cca. 8cm piece of cable can be easily hidden in original case in cas it is not used.)

I hope DENX uboot will work out-of-box just by setting machid of eSATA version of Sheeva.

http://mark.ossdl.de/2010/04/howto-extend-the-sheevaplug-by-esata/
http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/uboot-upgrade.html
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Is my sheevaplug dead ??? on: July 22, 2010, 01:34:34 AM
It is to Honduras, but you claim to be in Prague and shipping there is ~5.

Well fine, somebody must have changed it. I remember back in January, Czech Republic had definitely 35 shipping - reason I finally ordered it from Globalscale. Some EU (at least Slovakia) countries still have 35 shipping... I probably consider buying replacement PSU it next time.


Nevertheless:
Yeasterday I bought 2 caps (worth some .1$ each) - 6,3V, 1000uF, 105C  rating. Soldered, put unit back together and voila - everything works!  (I use it with 160 GB 2,5 HDD in cheap chinese enclosure.)

One more note - there is absolutely no sign of electrolyte leaking on bottom of original caps. From top it looked pretty much the same (with burned glue) as these from recursix> http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=1318.msg8145#msg8145

I just remind, that symptoms of my unit were little bit different - no blinking, green LED on and both NIC LEDs on. PSU without load: 5V, with load: 3V.
I did not checked logs for information how long sheeva was running in such state.
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Is my sheevaplug dead ??? on: July 21, 2010, 02:50:42 AM
As hungarianhc mentioned, pice of replacement power supply is just fine, but shipping is 35 (newit) or 47$ (globalscale). No way I'm paying this.
I will try to replace caps and if it won't work, I will buy external power spupply (about 10-13$ in local shop).

Sheeva is nice piece of HW, but if I knew this in advance, I would not buy it...
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Dead Sheeva? on: July 18, 2010, 09:06:53 AM
It seems mine died today. Green led is on, both green and yellow LEDs on NIC are also on. No way to connect. Just 3V on usb.
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