I'm having same issue. Does anyone have a suggestion of what to try next?
I purchased a new A/C adaptor from sling as suggested by another forum member. It fixed the problem. I had measured the voltage output on the old one and with no load and it was 5.24 volts. A friend in electronics explained that as power supply gets older under a load the voltage can drop beyond acceptable level and cause electronics to do weird things. I strongly recommend purchasing a new adaptor for $19.95 to solve this issue!
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I have a slingbox pro - hw ver 1.34.0 - ir blaster ver 2 - firmware 1.4.20 04/30/2010 - slingplayer 22.214.171.1241
(purchased in the USA)
The slingbox was originally configured on a linksys router 192.168.1.1 (slingbox 192.168.1.2) . The first router is
a modem/router 192.168.0.1 (which connects to the internet) Sometime ago, I configured the slingbox on the second
router as I thought the linksys gave much better WI-FI performance and since we must have a PC on the same network,
the slingbox was cabled there. Now, I want to put the slingbox on the first modem/router because of a much better bandwidth.
After connecting the slingbox to the first modem/router, I could not get the slingplayer (126.96.36.1991) to intitialize, (webbased slingplayer
reacted in the same manner) it keep asking for the admin password (which I entered) , but sw said password was incorrect.
I tried the hard reset, and I could see that the slingbox reacted to this, but still no slingbox setup functioning - now, it saw the
unconfigured slingbox, but still the setup sw went to the admin password routine - to no avail. I reconnected the slingbox back to the
second linksys and got everything working again
NOW, here is the WORK-AROUND solution (I think slingplayer 2.0.4 is bugged in this area) no hw problems in slingbox
1 ) go to http://placeshiftingenthusiasts.com/slingplayer-download-windows-mac-and-more/ and download (I saved) Thanks Eferz
Last Version of SlingPlayer for Windows 188.8.131.528 - US version (maybe UK version works too - i did not test this)
2) de-install the slingplayer 2.04 from your PC
3) install the slingplayer 184.108.40.2068
4) configure your slingbox ( I accepted the proposed 192.168.0.237 by the setup)
remember to port forward the 192.168.0.237 to 5001
5) when all this works - de-install the slingplayer 220.127.116.118
6) re-install the slingplayer 2.0.4
hope I have explained this ok - in any case, my slingbox pro works perfectly now on my first router !!
if someone finds this as a good solution - please communicate to others, cuz after reading lots of posts,
many users are having this problem - what is lacking in many posts is the firmware level and importantly
the version of the slingplayer sw
hello all.i have dhe same problem on my slingbox solo .onli power light on nothing moor.
reset not work.
wen i change my power supply with one from home (cybernet model:sp2409A) imput ac110v-240v-50/60hz,0,6a ouput 8V-3A work very good.
hold reset for 3 sec.and now i reset after meni days of trays.
power supply oz 100% beed
I'm posting a response in the hope that this may help someone else, just like reading your responses helped me a lot - so thank you!
I have a slingbox solo which has been working perfectly for about a year. A couple of weeks ago, the slingbox stopped working (couldn't access through the slingbox player, and as our Foxtel cable network runs through it, we also had no Foxtel). The network light was faint which I assume was bleed over from the power light. I changed the network cable to no avail. I couldn't do a hard reset, no matter how long I held down the reset button. Nothing worked.
I live in Australia, and couldn't find a supplier with the high output required in the original sling AC adapter. I tried Jay-Car, **** Smith Electronics and Middys. In the end, my brother in law purchased an open box slingbox solo on ebay so I could replace the AC adapter.
Now we back and working perfectly. Good luck if you have this problem, I hope this answer can help you!
I have a Slingbox Solo and have had it for years. January 2010 we switched from Verizon to Comcast. I didn't want to pay the money for an extra box in the room where my Slingbox was hooked up so it has just been sitting there. I finally decided I wanted my Slingbox hooked up again (wife wanted to watch Nascar (Brickyard last week) at work). When I tried to hook it up to a new box there was no connection.
When I looked at the Slingbox itself, I noticed both the Power Light and the Network Light were blinking. I tried checking everything, tried a new LAN Cable, tried Resetting both Slingbox and my Router (one at a time and both together), also tried everything else I could think of to no avail. I checked the troubleshooting here at Slingbox and it said to try the things I had already tried. Finally came here to this Forum and saw this post. I had a spare Power Supply, hooked it up and it's working again. Never thought the Power Supply would go bad, but it did. I'm listening to a program right now while typing this. It's awesome to have my Slingbox back again!
I am on my third power supply for my Slingbox Solo.
I first started having problems with my Slingbox Solo in December 2010. The symptom of the bad power supply can be one of three variations:
1. The slingbox is totally dead; no activity (be sure the wall outliet is live, of course!).
2. The power light is on solid, but the network LED never lights even if the Slingbox is plugged into a known working network connection.
3. The power LED blinks on and off about once per second, but the Slingbox is otherwise inaccessible.
You may not see the above symptoms until you unplug the power pack, wait about 30 seconds, then plug the power pack back in.
When the power pack starts to get weak you may experience an occasional lock-up of the Slingbox that has otherwise been running fine. Unplugging the power pack for about a mintue and then plugging back in may result in the Slingbox working fine for a few days. Eventually, the need to power cycle will be more frequent, then finally the Slingbox will become unresponsive with one of the three symptoms above.
There was a batch of Slingbox Solos that had bad capacitors inside the Slingbox itself. Tech support at 1-888-GO-SLING can tell from your serial number if you have a unit that may have bad capacitors. You should call and check if that is the case before you purchase a replacement power supply. My Solo started actiing up, so Sling Media RMAed it because it fell in the range of units with potentially bad capacitors. I still had problems, so they sent a replacement power pack, and everything is fine. Now it is October 2011, and the replacement power pack is dead. I borrowed the power pack from my Slingcatcher (which is the same model power pack) and the Solo booted right up.
There are obviously longevity issues with the the power packs. The Slingbox Solo is otherwise a fantasic product.