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WL-500GPv2 may be bricked

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by occamsrazor, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    So my Asus WL-500GPv2 may be bricked. When I plug it in the only two lights that are now coming on are LAN1 & LAN2.
    It seems to have happened when I logged in remotely and enabled the wireless, then clicked save. After that it hasn't worked.
    It was running one of Victek's later versions RAF+USB+VPN that had previously been working fine.
    Oh, and I may have pressed the restore/reset button on the back once or twice during my panicking.

    Can anyone point me to a de-bricking guide for this model?

    I've read on some forums that some people have encountered similar problems and the cause was a faulty power supply that died. I'm going to try and test this, but has anyone encountered this?

  2. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Just to report back on this... it did indeed turn out to be a faulty power supply. It should kick out 5V up to 2.5A. When I tested it was fluctuating around 1 or 2V. Replacing the supply with another one fixed the problem completely, and I didn't even have to reflash, the Tomato firmware and all settings were intact.

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