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Scotty
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« on: December 27, 2011, 05:10:16 AM »

I'm running a Sheevaplug for about 2 years. This morning no ping was possible even after repowering. Yellow and green LEDs are on but don't flash so I assume there is no activity. When I try to connect the plug via serial console to my desktop PC (mini usb to usb) it doesn't find any new device (lsusb). What can I do to either resurrect it or at least to have access to my data?
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 05:32:07 AM »

I'm running a Sheevaplug for about 2 years. This morning no ping was possible even after repowering. Yellow and green LEDs are on but don't flash so I assume there is no activity. When I try to connect the plug via serial console to my desktop PC (mini usb to usb) it doesn't find any new device (lsusb). What can I do to either resurrect it or at least to have access to my data?

could be a damaged PSU, try another one
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 05:55:25 AM »

could be a damaged PSU, try another one
Wouldn't the LEDs be off in case of a broken PSU?
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 01:15:53 PM »

could be a damaged PSU, try another one
Wouldn't the LEDs be off in case of a broken PSU?

No, In a "low voltage" situation the leds will light, but the voltage is too low for the rest of the circuitry.  Your's has the exact same symtoms that mine had when my power supply failed.
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 02:01:49 PM »

Your's has the exact same symtoms that mine had when my power supply failed.
Ok, I'm convinced. Can I use any power supply? Which voltage is needed and how should I connect the 2 red and 2 black leads?
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 03:35:04 PM »

Thanks a lot, folks. I resurrected my Sheeva with an external SATA power supply (12V at yellow, 5V at red), some luster terminals, and tape. Doesn't look professional but works well.  Grin
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