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eyehome dead?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: March 10, 2008 09:17AM
My eyehome will not power on at all. No lights no nothing. I've unplugged and replugged everything on the back and no dice. So i thought it might be the cord. Can anyone point me to a cord I can order online that would suffice? I cannot find any markings on mine so i wouldn't know what to get. Since I got it on ebay, I'm not even sure its the actual power cord.



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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: timg
Date: March 10, 2008 11:46AM
I had the same problem a few months back and ended up buying a 5V supply from ebay and doing some surgery to put the proper tip on it (salvaged from the dead power supply).

The power adapter tip they are using seems very much non-standard and hard to find.
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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: March 10, 2008 12:26PM
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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: beerman
Date: March 10, 2008 12:42PM
Both of my eyehome's had a failure of the power adapter. In both cases I bought the universal power adapter from radio shack plus the correct time. It was pretty spendy, around $25 as I recall.
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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: March 10, 2008 01:08PM
[www.allelectronics.com]
The amperage doesn't matter as long as it is ABOVE the minimum required.

BGnR



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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: March 10, 2008 01:16PM
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BigGuynRusty
http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category/480/Power_Supplies.html
The amperage doesn't matter as long as it is ABOVE the minimum required.

BGnR

Cool. But which one do i need?



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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: timg
Date: March 10, 2008 01:38PM
You want a 5V power supply. I believe the original was spec'ed at 1A, so anything 1A or higher should be fine. I ended up with a 2.5A supply.
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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: March 10, 2008 01:40PM
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bazookaman
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BigGuynRusty
http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category/480/Power_Supplies.html
The amperage doesn't matter as long as it is ABOVE the minimum required.

BGnR

Cool. But which one do i need?
Jeezo!
Look at the specs on your PS.
See if your center conductor is + or -.
Measure the size of the barrel.
Match it up.

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: March 10, 2008 01:44PM
A. I'm at work now. So its kind of hard to look.
B. As i stated in my original post, there are NO specs on the power supply. Which is why I asked to begin with.



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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: March 10, 2008 01:53PM
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bazookaman
A. I'm at work now. So its kind of hard to look.
B. As i stated in my original post, there are NO specs on the power supply. Which is why I asked to begin with.
Hmmmmmm...
l four of mine have specs on them.
AC Adapter, DC 5V 1A

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/10/2008 01:59PM by BigGuynRusty.
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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: March 10, 2008 02:01PM
Thats why I was wondering if it was the original cord. I thought the original would have SOMETHING on it. And apparently it does. Which tells me i got a 3rd party cord from the get go. Oh well.



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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: SLM
Date: March 10, 2008 02:12PM
Had the same problem a few months back, thought it was a goner but ElGato advised me that it was most likely the power adapter. Picked up the universal adapter from Radio Shack and that done the trick.



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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: March 10, 2008 02:15PM
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bazookaman
Thats why I was wondering if it was the original cord. I thought the original would have SOMETHING on it. And apparently it does. Which tells me i got a 3rd party cord from the get go. Oh well.
When & Where did you purchase?
When ElGato was blowing out the EyeHome some of the units sold to 3rd party dealers were units that had been in for repair under warranty.
ElGato didn't sell them, they were sold to 3rd parties who resold them.
Most of the warranty issues were power supplies and an issue with the LED on the front panel.
RED = Standby
GREEN = On
Some of them were hooked up this way.:
GREEN = Standby
No LED = Power
A lot of those went back and replaced under warranty.
One of the four EyeHomes I have is wired that way, I can't kvetch, it was FREE!!

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: March 10, 2008 02:18PM
Bought it off ebay. I never thought anything of it since it worked fine when I received it. Will get the new power cable and see if that remedies the situation.



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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: March 10, 2008 02:25PM
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bazookaman
Bought it off ebay. I never thought anything of it since it worked fine when I received it. Will get the new power cable and see if that remedies the situation.
Yeppers, alot of the warranty issue ones ended up on eBay.
They got a few box loads from ElGato.
ElGato neither manufactured, nor fixed them so they had quite a few left over with bad PS's that they sold to 3rd parties.

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: eyehome dead?
Posted by: beerman
Date: March 12, 2008 04:24PM
Both of my original power supplies had specs printed on them so I think bgr has nailed this one.
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