I’ve read a couple of posts here about external usb drives switching off when plugging in the charger, but none of them make complete sense to me really so I will ask again for myself.
My external hard drive shuts down immediately if I plug in the charger at the same time, even after a reset of Openwrt. The flash drive however seems fine.
I understand that if I have the old version of the Mifi (PCBA V2.4 or before) then this is a ‘hardware/quality control’ issue and there’s nothing I can do except send it back.
I’m really not prepared to take it apart because it seems I still have a couple of weeks left on the warranty (I paid for mine on 4/12/2017) and so my questions are- Am I likely to have ‘old’ PCBA V2.4, or is there another possible explanation for this happening?
And, if I am likely to have an ‘old’ version- where do I send it back?
Thanks very much!
Yes, I just double-quadruple-checked and it can even suddenly reboot the mifi when plugging in the external HD, wipe my samba settings, drop wifi. And that’s without the charger even plugged in! It’s clearly defective so Ive emailed the site directly and hopefully they’ll send me a return address…
I’m glad I found out now. I was just about to install LEDE!