[RndTbl] Awwwwww. Raspberry Pi?

Kevin McGregor kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 19:03:13 CST 2013

Also, check out this ~$260 replacement power supply for the SheevaPlug! A
Kick-Butt Replacement Power
leads to a New, Improved Power
Random Exploits, followed up by An
Even Newer, Even More Improved V2 Power
and you can even check the current Server Power Supply
Status<http://mookiedog.dyndns.org/power.php>online. A more basic
article is also found
at PlugComputer.org<http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=2327.0>

I wonder if there's any chance this post will get by the excess-URL filter?

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 6:51 PM, Kevin McGregor
<kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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