[mythtv-users] HD-PVR failure
beww at beww.org
Sun Dec 5 18:44:54 UTC 2010
On Sunday, December 05, 2010 11:25:20 am James Orr wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > On Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:58:01 am James Orr wrote:
> > > Sorry, I read your post again and you said minimum of 3A, I was
> > > looking for 2A because that's what my existing power supply says.
> > >
> > > I did find this 3A one: http://amzn.com/B002S2O51I - it only has
> > > 1 bad review though, the 2.5A might be better.
> > >
> > > Here's a pic of my power supply:
> > > http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1194298/IMG_20101205_125555.jpg
> > Hmmm, Mine says "Nebit" and definitely says 3A. Otherwise it looks
> > very similar.
> > I don't know how much current the unit actually draws, but I always
> > try to get something with more current than the stated requirement
> > if I can.
> > But the suggestion to contact Hauppauge is probably a good idea.
> > Of course we don't know the problem is with the power supply, I
> > only mentioned that because it is a fairly common fault.
> > It would be easy to test if you had a spare 5V supply in your junk
> > drawer, but you don't. (You may have a SO who prohibits "junk
> > drawers", in my case it's more like a "junk garage").
> > I really hate to suggest buying a replacement power brick from
> > somewhere like Radio Shack, and returning it if it turns out to
> > not be the problem, but that is a possibility.
> > The ubiquitous USB type power supplies are generally rated at less
> > than an amp (USB port spec is 500ma.), so they won't help you.
> > We have a junk basement :). There are some power supplies down
> > there, but
> none for 5V. There is my PSP power supply, but that's 1.5A.
> At the moment my options appear to be ...
> 1) Look into a return (either through amazon or hauppauge?)
> 2) Replace power supply
> 3) Replace HD-PVR
> If I can't do 1, I'm going to do 2 before I do 3, because even if it
> isn't the power supply it's only $10 which is a lot less than $185.
> I have 23 hours to order the power supply and still get it by
> Tuesday, so I'll research 1 tomorrow morning and if it doesn't pan
> out order a power supply.
I'd at least contact Hauppauge. I suspect if you tell them what power
brick you have they may replace it gratis, warranty status
(You might ask a couple of questions about the HDHR "Prime" first, they
may see you as a potential customer).
Never hurts to try, but if you are in a hurry it may well be worth $10
to shotgun the problem.
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