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Sheevaplug cannot detect USB drive anymore?
« on: 08 September 2011, 10:21:16 pm »

Hi.
I use my sheevaplug as a squeezeboxserver but now it cannot detect the external poweret usb drive anymore. I tried:

1) Rebooting and nothing shows up in /dev
2) Rebooting with out drive and then turn on external drive. And still nothing shows up.

It's been working without any problems for over a year now. Could it be hardware failure?

The drive is fat32 and I checked it by connecting to my pc and it showed up fine.

when I run fdisk -l it doesn't show up. I'm running debian squeeze from a 4 gb sd card where the Squeezebox server latest version is installed.


Any ideas? Please.

Regards, Bo

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Re: Sheevaplug cannot detect USB drive anymore?
« Reply #1 on: 08 September 2011, 10:54:10 pm »

Have you tried plugging something else into the sheevaplug's USB port ?
« Last Edit: 08 September 2011, 10:56:02 pm by Confusticated »
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Re: Sheevaplug cannot detect USB drive anymore?
« Reply #2 on: 09 September 2011, 08:33:40 am »

Examine the pins in the USB connector carefully - they're rather fragile
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Re: Sheevaplug cannot detect USB drive anymore?
« Reply #3 on: 09 September 2011, 12:00:22 pm »

Have you tried plugging something else into the sheevaplug's USB port ?

Well I tried another usb drive with the same result. :-( So I'm out of ideas.
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Re: Sheevaplug cannot detect USB drive anymore?
« Reply #4 on: 09 September 2011, 06:51:42 pm »

Hi again.

Well after some testing I was actually able to connect another usb drive to the sheevaplug and see it under /dev/sda - so I guess my other drive is getting old. I've put the other drive on my routers usb and are now able to access it via samba on the sheevaplug - but eventually it's just a matter of time before I'll buy a real NAS storage with two disks... I will not loose my music and photos.

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Re: Sheevaplug cannot detect USB drive anymore?
« Reply #5 on: 28 September 2011, 09:43:57 pm »

After reading a bit on the forum. I actually suspect my sheevas psu to be worn out (it is still working but the plug is quite warm). Now I'm faced with two options:

1) Buying the replacement psu (sheeva bought june 10 warranty out).
or
2) Buying an external psu an modding the sheeva myself.

Wouldn't option 2) actually be the best solution - then I'll get the psu completely away from the mainboard - and I suspect longer lifetime of my sheevaplug? Do any of you out there have experience with replacement PSU lifetime?

Regards, Bo

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Re: Sheevaplug cannot detect USB drive anymore?
« Reply #6 on: 28 September 2011, 11:25:13 pm »

You may get better results posting this under a 'sheevaplug power supply' topic if you cannot find the answer on this forum already.
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