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June 27th, 2007


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06:30 pm
I came home and the intarwub was b0rked.
NOOOOOOOOO!

Finally discovered that the cable modem was flaking out. Seemed to be getting power, but not steadily or sufficiently. I happened to have a spare power brick that puts out nearly the same amperage, and at the right voltage and polarity, so I plugged it in and YAY! Cable modem's not dead, just the cheapass power brick that came with it!
Running on reserve fuel cells for now, need to hit radio shack and get a replacement tomorrow.

close freakin call.
Current Location: home
mood: accomplishedaccomplished

(4 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:paperpath
Date:June 28th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
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Some people barely manage to have a spare extension cord in the house, but others, well:
I happened to have a spare power brick that puts out nearly the same amperage, and at the right voltage and polarity

Heh! Geek! (You rock!)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:June 28th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
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what can I say, I'm a packrat. ^_^
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From:nacht_musik
Date:June 28th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
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FWIW, in this weather, I'd have wondered whether the modem (or the power supply) were overheating. I've had cheap consumer electronics temporarily fail for that reason before; often it's enough simply to ensure adequate ventilation. (In particular, book-form-factor units seem to radiate heat much better on end than laying down.)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:June 28th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
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That was my first thought as well, I unplugged it for 20 minutes and it was worse at the end of the time than it was at the beginning. I moved on to either broken modem, or dead PSU, and luckily it was the latter. ^_^
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