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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Is my sheevaplug dead ??? on: August 15, 2010, 02:51:35 AM
I got an e-mail message from NewIT thursday that my PSU has now been shipped. Hopefully it will arrive early next week.
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Is my sheevaplug dead ??? on: July 28, 2010, 08:28:01 AM
My PSU died yesterday evening. Thanks to this forum, I knew this was inevitable so a new PSU was already on order with NewIT. However, I needed the plug to be up and running ASAP.

Fortunately I had an old ATX power supply lying around which is able to supply a whopping 30A at 5V (via the RED wire). Plenty for what I need. After some handywork everything was connected and the plug works fine again.

For the record: If anybody else is going to attempt to use a PC power supply, you need to be aware of the fact that the GREEN and a BLACK wire need to be connected to each other for the PSU to work. Otherwise it'll just remain in the standby mode. I simply inserted a strategically clipped paperclip into the motherboard connector, shorting the green with a black, and put some tape over it to keep it in place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX

NewIT claims that the new PSUs should be available for shipping around August 4th, so I hope this solution will work for a week or so.
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