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birdman
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« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2010, 04:06:18 PM »

My sheevaplug just died a couple of days ago
Mine seems to have gone tonight.  Internals of power supply look similar to pictures posted here, but no obviously blown cap.
I was driving a Wifi dongle, but have been for 6 months.  All I did was shut it down for 2 days (to borrow the dongle for elsewhere) - it never came back up....
Now looking for a 5V ~2A supply now....
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« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2010, 05:33:13 PM »

So here is another one... Embarrassed

My plug was down last December, I have a little bit of time today to open it up, only to find that I'm another victim of this low-quality power supply...




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« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2010, 05:54:59 PM »

Wow! The capacitor in your SP actually exploded... Mine was a subtle leakage like the pictures posted earlier in this thread (not so obvious to detect)

So here is another one... Embarrassed

My plug was down last December, I have a little bit of time today to open it up, only to find that I'm another victim of this low-quality power supply...





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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2010, 05:42:15 AM »

I never thought it would be dead so soon.

I only left it running a torrent machine with a 16G pen drive attached for... like 3 weeks non-stop... maybe the overheat is the real killer...
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« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2010, 09:38:50 AM »

Mine seems to have gone tonight.....
Now looking for a 5V ~2A supply now....
I found a multi-voltage switched supply that did 5V@2.5A (in fact I already had one of these to power my USB hub after it's supply went west a year ago - so I just needed to find another one the same).
Having seen it mentioned elsewhere I've fitted a 2.1mm socket in the side of where the supply was (somewhat thrown by it having 3 connectors, but a bit of "tongue tasting" with 3V going into it sorted out which ones to use) and connected up the old wires that went to the board connector.
I now have a plug running with an external power supply.  All seems well.
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« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2010, 07:55:58 AM »

I had exactly the same problem with my Sheevaplug. I repaired mine with an external 5V/3A power supply and a fitting connector.

Connector:
http://www.conrad.at/ce/de/product/733946/EINBAUBUCHSE-MIT-SCHALTKONTAKT-21-MM/0223020

Power Supply:
http://www.conrad.at/ce/de/product/510820/Dehner-SYS1308-Netzt-fests-5V15W/2110120





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« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2010, 08:56:34 AM »

My sheevaplug has suffered the same fate, and I have NEVER used an unpowered usb hard drive on it. It had been running 24x7 with an unpowered USB hub + 3 powered usb hard drives.

3 people I know bought sheevaplugs at the same time and 2 of their power supplies died within a week of each other. So don't be surprised if yours also goes pop...

On a positive note it looks like there is currently a 100% success rate at using a replacement power supply to get the plugs working again.
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« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2010, 09:45:57 AM »

I used the 5V/2.5A power supply that comes with this dlink hub which is about the same price in the UK as the Conrad's supply on its own (but only 2.5A instead of 3A):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-DUB-H4-4-Port-USB-External/dp/B00006B7DA

It uses the same connector as yours, or some wires and electrical tape Smiley

I had exactly the same problem with my Sheevaplug. I repaired mine with an external 5V/3A power supply and a fitting connector.

Connector:
http://www.conrad.at/ce/de/product/733946/EINBAUBUCHSE-MIT-SCHALTKONTAKT-21-MM/0223020

Power Supply:
http://www.conrad.at/ce/de/product/510820/Dehner-SYS1308-Netzt-fests-5V15W/2110120






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« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2010, 03:54:37 PM »

I'm now using the power supply of a fonera fon2.0g, which marked as 5v 2a...

so far so good... with only sd card inserted... no more usb for me before I find a suitable 5v 3a power switch.
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« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2010, 04:17:06 PM »

Same story for me.
Blinking green light, can't turn on. I used with an external usb 2.5 harddisk.
I read this thread and i searched if i have a 5volts x 2A in my "computer's box"...
I found a power adapter for external HD USB 2.0.
I then try to identify 5v and ground
After that, i cut original wires and put two black wires together and two red wires together.
Now my SheevaPlug is up and running.


P.s. now i migrated my usb 2.5 hd to an usb 3.5 powered hd
P.P.s. I don't know why, but now i got "usb 1-1: reset high speed USB device using ehci_marvell and address 2" errors...


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« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2010, 05:37:29 AM »

My plug died today (about 9 months old) - the LEDs don't light up. I opened it up and checked the output of the power supply with a voltmeter and it seems to be delivering about 4.8V fine. So that doesn't seem to be the problem.

Does anyone have any other ideas what it could be, or how I could check?


EDIT: I noticed that when I flick off the power, the LEDs would light up for a second. When I was checking with the voltmeter, the voltage would die down then spike up to over 5V for the same time, after turning off the power. So it was the power supply after all. I wired in an old wall wart and the plug lighted up. Phew!

Someone should design a new casing for all of us with dead power supplies. A plug with a plug looks ridiculous!  Tongue
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« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2010, 08:12:25 AM »

I just received an email from Global Scale saying they are going to offer people with busted power supplies that are out of warranty replacements for $10 + S&H. 
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« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2010, 11:01:45 AM »

This is great news!!

In their email, did they make it clear the $10 +S&H is for a new power supply module or you return your dead sheevaplug and they give you a new one?
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« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2010, 07:45:58 PM »

My plug died tonight as well... I have one of the black ones with free jtag ordered and will cancel. this device looked too good to be true... well there it is.

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« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2010, 03:09:01 PM »

You could have your choice, either you could send the plug to them to repair, or they would send you the power supply. I chose to have it sent to me.  They are currently waiting for the shipment of power supplies to come in, and they anticipate sending them out in late April.
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