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Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?

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Re: Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2016, 06:12:08 PM »
Got the new power supply, problem still exists.

I don't get it.
Can you do a swap with your mate again, for a prolonged period, to firmly establish the
power supply is the problem. Also check the power supply connector (male) is an exact match
for the connector in the wheel (female).
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Re: Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2016, 06:30:01 PM »
Connector is 100% right. Works perfectly except has the same problem that it did with the other power supply, but I don't understand what else could be the problem.

Unless it's a USB issue? Maybe there'a slight power drop on the USB bus on the motherboard when those certain switches in my house are turned on/off? But none of my other USB devices have any problems? I'm really lost.

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Re: Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2016, 06:55:35 PM »
 At this stage of finding the source of the problem you will have to go back to the power supply.
If you do a swap with you mate that will eliminate the power supply. I do not believe USB buss load is a factor.
Are you using a power board that could be dodgy ? Solving these sorts of problems is logical process where
sometimes a process of elimination is the only way to do it.
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Re: Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2016, 07:02:35 PM »
Yeah mate, I'm with you on the process of elimination.

I am using a power board, but I've tried without it and have tried plugging it into many places around the house (upstairs, downstairs, garage, etc, without the powerboard and the problem remains. That was my first suspicion when the problem first arose.

The only reason I suspected USB to maybe be a factor is that it's really the only constant in the equation.


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Re: Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2016, 07:19:21 PM »
Had you changed anything else prior to this problem occurring? think carefully.
Always return to the scene of the crime! I know it can sometimes seem irrational but
you can usually find the problem. Just stay calm and work your way through the problem.
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Re: Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2016, 07:25:09 PM »
Don't worry rooshooter, troubleshooting in this sort of manner has been my job for the large majority of the last 20 years, so I know exactly what you're saying.

I've been thinking about it for weeks and I honestly can't think of anything that has changed. The only thing even remotely related at all was that we had a new dishwasher installed, but that was at least 2 months before the issue arose.

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Re: Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2016, 07:51:58 PM »
Don't worry rooshooter, troubleshooting in this sort of manner has been my job for the large majority of the last 20 years, so I know exactly what you're saying.

I've been thinking about it for weeks and I honestly can't think of anything that has changed. The only thing even remotely related at all was that we had a new dishwasher installed, but that was at least 2 months before the issue arose.
I truly sympathise  AJ (bloody PCs), you can see how consoles became so popular. Oh and
don't forget to replace the dishwasher. ;D
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Re: Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2016, 11:32:15 PM »
I think I might have isolated it to a USB Extension cable...

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Re: Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2016, 08:35:39 AM »
Back in the days when I've worked in hardware, we had a client with a computer that had a floppy drive fault.  We've changed it on the spot; nothing.  We've changed every imaginable component on the spot; nothing.   The fault remained.

Took it back to the workshop - fault gone.

Took it back to the client - all good.  Until 2 weeks later...

A new computer solved the problem.

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Re: Power supply for G25/G27 - Where to find?
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2016, 09:01:55 AM »
Agreed!