Originally Posted by rebkell
The Power Supply fixed the problem, why would I come back, the reason I would come back was if it didn't work. Don't be so in love with your mind to shut out the possibility. I never touched the USB or the pass through cables. I changed out the power supply and it worked and has worked since. I don't use it a lot anymore, but it was working fine when I last used it, a year or so later after I changed out the power supply. I think I actually used an old power supply from an old Netgear router that was laying around the house.
What evidence do you have it wasn't a loose connection which you remedied simply by pulling it out and reinstalling it, with any old power supply, it wouldn't matter which?
How do you know your problem wasn't intermittent and simply coincidentally "cured itself" at the same time you happened to swap power supplies?
When you did swap the power supply, did you then test the bad one's output with a multimeter? Instead of the correct 5VDC 2Amp output what was the faulty one putting out which mysteriously seems to continue to illuminate the blue power indicator on the front of the HDPVR, yet makes the unit balk "device has been disconnected" which several people, plural
, have insisted is much more likely to be a poor USB connection?
I challenge you to find me a post in any forum of your choice, where a person measured their originally working power supply, a "wall wart", to any device you want, where they noticed, "Although this power supply still successfully illuminates the power "on" light of my product, the voltage and/or current of its output has been severely compromised, so that my unit's functionality is impaired."
The reason you can't find any such post is because it doesn't happen. 99% of the time they work or they don't work. If you had a frayed cord that a cat was chewing on, for example, then maybe the current output traveling along that one, tiny, thin remaining strand of wire might be compromised, but there was no indication the cord looked frayed in this story so that seems unlikely.
I worked for over 20 years selling electronics professionally. A "powers the unit up but not fully functional" power supply is unheard of unless, as I mentioned, the cord is frayed down to only a single internal strand or two, making it to the product for power. [Thinner wires can't conduct the full current necessary in some instances.]