[RndTbl] Awwwwww. Raspberry Pi?
kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 18:51:37 CST 2013
I took apart the old power supply, and it looked pretty sad/messy inside.
Anyone have a 5 VDC, 2 to 3 A AC adapter they don't want anymore? I'd be
willing to pick it up! I think I have some adapters, but I think they're
all 9 VDC and up.
On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 7:01 AM, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:
> On 2013-01-29 Kevin McGregor wrote:
> > 1. Maybe it's the power supply. These ones are known for going bad.
> > Anyone want to try to fix it? Hey -- that would be a cool
> > presentation: Fix a SheevaPlug PS in real-time and see if we can get
> > the thing to boot! Okay, maybe not.
> Wait for it.... It could be bad caps! I've started seeing a lot of
> brick-type power supplies get bad caps. Like we needed another thing
> to worry about. My KVM switch was doing really weird things, like
> causing mouse scrolls when I used my paper shredder(!!!), until it
> finally died. Opened up the KVM (was ok) and PS and the brick had bad
> caps! Well, usually just 1 cap in those things.
> They are hard to crack open as they are glued usually, but if you don't
> care about cosmetics, it is possible and quite easy to fix once open.
> Stupid cap companies and the stupid companies that buy stupid caps!!
> Spend the extra 5c for *!#@% sakes.</rant>
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