Is my AirPort Express Base Station dead?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by someguy, May 29, 2012.

  1. someguy macrumors 68020


    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:
  2. JediMeister 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.
  3. Intell 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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