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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My friend ordered the one I spoke about at the top of the page, and apparently when he added an externally powered device to it, it blew up!

Yikes! Got any pics of the damage? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luckily it didn't damage any of the equipment other than the hub itself....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blew up! Shocked JC did it catch on fire? I was going to order one but....man!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears his weibetech external (3.5") drive may be sending power out over firewire from the external ac adapter, which may have caused this. The reason he thinks this may be the case is because something similar happened to his TVR when he daisy chained this drive off of it.

I should be getting mine soon so I'll report on how it works for me and with all my peripherals.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine blew up too!! Luckily nothing was harmed and Buy.com is taking it back for a refund.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mine blew up too!! Luckily nothing was harmed and Buy.com is taking it back for a refund.


Bubba what do you mean by blew up? What were you running into it?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

External Firewire Drive (3.5" w/ external power)
iSight
USB card reader
USB Keyboard/mouse

Had it all hooked up, turned my head and POW. Smoke started pouring out of it and the house now smells like burnt IC's. I yanked everything out as quick as possible... I also had the power plugged into the hub. Who knows what caused it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I hope all your stuff is ok. You should call the company and bitch. I'm glad now that I did not order it!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may be reaching, here... but bubba, do you and your friend live in the same building by any chance? It could be mildly dirty power, and the hub may just have cheap-o or nonexistent surge protection.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vertigo25 wrote:
I may be reaching, here... but bubba, do you and your friend live in the same building by any chance? It could be mildly dirty power, and the hub may just have cheap-o or nonexistent surge protection.


Nope, he's in CA and i'm in NC.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this hub with a built in firewire harddrive

http://www.micronet.com/General/minimate.asp
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Keyspan Remote is okay in the living room with an Airport Express... somewhat limited functionality... You need to be sure that iTunes is set to use the AE speakers, and you have to blindly navigate between songs. Be careful of the (*) key as this changes your playlist!!! You may end up hitting it a bunch of times to get back to the correct playlist again.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jicon wrote:
Check out this hub with a built in firewire harddrive

http://www.micronet.com/General/minimate.asp


This is something I should expect coming from Apple! Very nice, I wish I saw it before! Sad (before I bought an external FW enclosure, with HD, and some USB hubs) But can't find it in my neck of the woods anyway...
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And there 's more to come: http://www.macpower.com.tw/news/hot/2005/04/25/948

Here you choose your own HD!
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