Topic: Bricked WNDR3800 due to insufficient power supply?
I have this Netgear WNDR3800 router that was running just fine with OpenWRT 14.07 until a few hours ago
when I decided to reorganize the shelves where the router & the modem was sitting. After everything was
rewired, I noticed that the WNDR3800 would not boot up and its power LED is just steady amber.
After a few unplug/wait/plug-in cycles I finally noticed that I must have confused the power supplies
with the modem: the WNDR3800 needs 12V DC @ 2.5A, but due to the mixup it was supplied with the
modem's power supply, which outputs only 12V DC @ 1 A.
Of course I plugged in the correct power supply again, but the WNDR3800 appears to be bricked; the
power LED is still just steady amber. I've tried the "Recovery flash in failsafe mode" a couple
of times, but no other LEDs are signaling and I cannot connect to the router via its default IP address.
So, my question is: could suppliying the router with _less_ power damage its internals somehow? I wouldn't
be surprised if I bricked this thing when supplying _more_ power than specified, but I don't understand
how this happened with _less_ power.
Any thoughts? Ideas how to unbrick?