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Seems that one of the larger problems with a Slingbox not working is caused by the power supply going out or is weak.
There probably other places that are cheaper but Sling Media does sell Power Supply units.
They also carry replacement IR Blasters and Sling Catcher remotes there.
My slingbox power light was flashing / flickering. I found a replacement power supply at "The Shack" and plugged it in…. it worked like a charm, but cost $45!!!
Knowing it was a power supply issue, I came home and searched around for replacement power supplies online. The best price I can find is on slingbox.com. Shipping there is free as well.
I'm out $19.99+ tax from slingbox.com and I'm taking the $45 adapter back to Radio Shack.
August 9, 2010
If you're good with electronics it shouldn't be hard to cobble together a power supply from something else (same volt/amp rating) and splice it onto the original power pigtail. I've seen several routers that have similar voltage specs, though you'd have to be careful that it's an exact match and that the pos/neg gets connected properly.
I've started collecting power bricks from stuff that's died -- like old cordless phones and things. None of them would work for a slingbox but I've used one to power a case fan for our A/V cabinet, saved $20.
For 5 volts you might look into USB hubs, I know I saw one using a 7-amp 5-volt brick so others may be similar.
May 3, 2012
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June 13, 2012
There's a DLink power prick that works pretty well. It's 5V 3A and cost me less than $10 shipped off eBay. Search for AF1805-A. Been using it on my slingbox with no issues for a couple months
April 26, 2010
I lost track where I mentioned this before, but the perfect after-market power supply for the Sling Classic (6V 2.5A – set at 2.0A) is the NordicTrack or Pro-Form 6V 2.0A power supply (same adapter but in a different package). They're a perfect fit and they operate a lot cooler than the Sling ones, if you know what I mean. You should be able to get them at WalMart for about $20 (I believe the latest packaging is the Pro-Form).
October 13, 2012
Slingbox Classic, PRO: 6V – 2.5A
I have problems with my slingbox. Power supply gives by me 6V (classic version), but the device is always renegotiating the Ethernet connection. I'm not sure if power supply works under load.
I tried another power supply 5V 4A, but device is also not responding correctly. Does anyone know if slingbox classic is working with 5V, or only with 6V ?