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Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Bricked by Lenny?

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  • Nick Boyle
    Thanks for the pointer. I d like to buy a replacement that won t involve me doing any cable mods. I don t really trust my electronics ... What s the plug size
    Message 1 of 10 , Mar 2, 2009
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      Thanks for the pointer. I'd like to buy a replacement that won't
      involve me doing any cable mods. I don't really trust my electronics
      :)

      What's the plug size on the NSLU2?

      Thanks

      On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Ian White <iandavidwhite@...> wrote:
      > And from another source, a replacement (UK) power supply at a more sensible
      > price
      >
      >
      > http://www.poweradaptorsuk.co.uk/index.php?cat=5_volt_adaptors&ActinicSID=467440c8ab5b6a28e4a3b3a84aa51ba8
      >
      > First PSU on the page is capable of 2.5 amps at 5 volts DC
      > which, subject to current carrying capacity of the slug circuit board power
      > tracks easily should be able to power a couple of bus-powered devices
      >
      > And if you are only going to power the nslu2, the last PSU on this same page
      > is even cheaper
      > but note 1000ma is probably not really enough to power the slug and any bus
      > powered USB devices
      > at least not without running the PSU at near full capacity which might cause
      > reliablilty problems
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Ian White
      > To: nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:35 AM
      > Subject: Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Bricked by Lenny?
      > I am successfully using http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=48517
      > (which I bought when it was on a better discount than it currently is)
      >
      > But http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=48484%c2%a0ought to do as an
      > alternative
      >
      > I'm sure that there must be a number of other sources of 230 volt AC -to- 5
      > volt DC (at circa 1.5 amp) power supplies
      > at better prices than Maplin
      >
      > Especially if you are prepared to do some cable mods on the DC side of a PSU
      > to achieve correct DC power plug
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Nick Boyle
      > To: nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 10:30 AM
      > Subject: Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Bricked by Lenny?
      >
      > Can anyone recommend a replacement adaptor from Maplins in the UK?
      >
      > On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Harsh <harshbaste@...> wrote:
      >> I had a similar behavior when I got my slug over from the US and plugged
      >> it
      >> into a wall point in Singapore. Didn't realize I was plugging a
      >> non-adjustable 110V US adaptor into a 230V socket. The behavior was
      >> exactly
      >> as you described - a quick flash of the green (ready) light every time I
      >> pressed the power button but the device refused to switch on.
      >>
      >> A few more attempts and the green flash also disappeared so I'm guessing
      >> there was a capacitor in the adaptor discharging whatever power it had
      >> stored in it and when it got maxed out that was the end of it.
      >>
      >> Got a new adaptor and it all worked fine.
      >>
      >> I think I heard elsewhere on this newsgroup that the stock Linksys adaptor
      >> is also of slightly poor quality and prone to fail.
      >>
      >>
      >> ________________________________
      >> From: sdm485 <steve@...>
      >> To: nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      >> Sent: Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 8:53:04 PM
      >> Subject: [nslu2-linux] Re: Bricked by Lenny?
      >>
      >> It sounds like the power supply since it can't even get to the Reboot
      >> loader. Probably a
      >> capacitor inside has failed. It is probably a coincidence that it happened
      >> during the upgrade.
      >> USB hub power supplies work as a replacement but you have to change the
      >> plug
      >> on the end.
      >> Steve
      >>
      >> --- In nslu2-linux@ yahoogroups. com, Nick Boyle <nick@...> wrote:
      >>>
      >>> It was all working fine, then I updated the distro to Lenny.
      >>>
      >>> It was off last night when I got in, and repeatedly tried to switch it
      >>> on. Got a quick flash of the green light on the power switch, but that
      >>> was it. The USB drive is fine and is currently plugged into my Ubuntu
      >>> server.
      >>>
      >>> Any ideas?
      >>>
      >>
      >>
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