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Topic # 94052 5-Dec-2011 10:34
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Hi all.
My mini 4-pin (12V/5V) power supply for Media Player has failed. it is a Flypower SPP34 and is proving hard to get. someone on here a few years ago posted looking for 1, apparently they were used to power older external HDDs as well. Anyone have something lying around, or can point me in a direction?
Jaycar no help.
Thanks
Mark

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  Reply # 554199 5-Dec-2011 19:02
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I'm assuming the main issue is a non-standard connecting plug?

If you still have the defective PS and the plug is OK, then you should be able to fix something up. Buy a powersupply putting out the correct voltage (make sure you get enough amps!) - 5V and 12V are standard voltages so should be easy to find. Then it should be fairly simple wiring job to cut the plug off the new PS, solder the old plug on, and check voltage/current/poilarity with a multimeter. Then you should be good to go.

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  Reply # 554206 5-Dec-2011 19:19
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I got another psu for an ext drive case with a 4pin din like plug off ebay for a few bucks. just as junk as the one that came with the case. works ok




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  Reply # 554800 7-Dec-2011 07:40
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How adept are you at electronics/soldering etc?

If I was looking for the lead I would get a 12v regulated wall wart from jaycar while there pick up a "78L05" or "7805" they are both 5v regulators the 7805 is just higher current. 2x100nF caps. a small plastic box to put the regulator in or just some heat shrink.

One of the caps goes from 12v to earth the other goes from 5v to earth.

Connect the regulator up use the original plug and you are away.

I could probably make one up for you if you are not electronically minded. And I have all the parts at work

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  Reply # 554888 7-Dec-2011 10:38
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freemark: Hi all.
My mini 4-pin (12V/5V) power supply for Media Player has failed. it is a Flypower SPP34 and is proving hard to get.
Mark


I just googled it and they seem to be readily available online around US$35.



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Reply # 555690 8-Dec-2011 22:28
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Hello people.
Many thanks for the great input.
Eventually I found the time to go to Jaycar Mt Wellington today, I nearly bought the powersource and a plug to solder on, but ended up with an old stock/technology media player with the right power, for $10 more than the parts would have been. 
The daughters will be happy, the hard drive has got great kids movies and I know I could have swapped that out to a new player.. glad I didn't have to spend much more dosh tho.
Thanks again, happy geeking.
Mark 

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