Is my AirPort Express Base Station dead?


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Dec 4, 2005
Still here.
I have an original (first version) AirPort Express Base Station that I've been using for years without issue. I decided to sell it because I picked up some new networking gear to replace it, and of course, now that I've found a seller, it seems to be acting up.

When I plug it into the wall, the LED flashes green for a split second and then nothing. Never goes amber like normal. I've tried holding the reset button down while plugged in and also while not plugged in. I've plugged it into the network. Nothing, but every time I unplug it and plug it back in, the green light flashes once quickly.

Think it's dead? Anything I can do? It never gave me any issues, why now!? :mad:


macrumors 68040
Oct 9, 2008
The only other thing that I could suggest would be to swap out the duck head with that off a Mac portable's power adapter.


macrumors P6
Jan 24, 2010
It likely is dead. The power supply might have died in it. The power supply tends to die after a few years of use.
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