No Power...Power Restored !
Well folks, thought I'd pass along this tid bit of information to you,
just arrived in Clearwater FL, left the PBO in my small suitcase so it
made a hectic trip. Just wasn't room in my carry on, there will be NOW...
I was showing a friend from work in my hotel room how well this thing works,
plugged it in, connected to the tv via HDMI cable and hit the switch...
NO POWER LIGHT, no power to the hard drive, nuttin' honey
So I figured that the power cord must have taken a hit as I had it and the
PBO in a zippered pouch together. Opened the PBO up and it looked solid,
didn't see anything amiss. Called Radio Shack and drove to get a new power supply
and see if it was that or the PBO.
Turns out it was the PBO, so I took it apart a second time, unplugged the connector
where the switch goes onto the board and took a piece of metal and shorted out
the two pins, just to make sure it wasn't a faulty switch, no dice.
Then I decided to remove the two screws that hold down that board, you'd THINK
with two screws that it would keep that board in place eh?
Well, on removing those two screws, that board was LOOSE, the pins from the connector
beneath were NOT in their receptacles, so I carefully aligned them up and pressed
the board back into place, voila as they say, all was jake again, SWEETTT as I have
a two week work trip to Mexico that I REALLY need this to keep my sanity!!!
SO, if you guys/gals ever completely lose power to the entire unit, it may well be
that the small board where the switch wires connect to may be pulled free.
That is all, you may now resume your regularly scheduled programming