A few weeks ago I found my SB M1001 (connectors on back...end caps not removable) "dark". I unplugged it and replugged it...no display...no red shining through the optical SPDIF. I was sad
. I measured the voltage on the stock AC adapter and it showed as pretty close to 5V...I thought my unit was doomed...doubly sad.
I tried submitting a question on Roku's support form:
...and as we all know, this goes into a black hole due to the re-allocation of Roku resources. Luckily I came across this excellent forum and wanted to re-affirm Burkhardi's (and other's) comments that just because the adapter measures OK...it still may be failing under the load incurred by the SB. I plugged in an old iOmega Zip drive adapter (5V, 1A, postive at the tip) and my M1001 sprang to life. All is right in the world
. Now I'm off to source a suitable (> 2A unit according to the snooty alanmc from the UK...yes, I've read some of your posts and either your attitude stinks or you simply have many *bad* days while posting.).
Thanks all for the info (including alanmc)!