A few werks ago I set up my raspberry pi under my TV set (with the cover open to prevent overheating) and setup a Plex server on it (which I ended up never using anyway). I set it up and left it on all the time while I was at home except when I slept (I turn off the main switch for the TV set and it goes off).
It ran fine for about 2 weeks and then one day I thought “maybe load some movies onto the Plex server” so I tried to access it with the ftp and I got errors that it could not be found. So I checked and I found that the pi had turned off. Funnily I had glanced at it just about 30-40 mins ago and I had seen its lights flashing and blinking as usual. Now when I touched it I found that there was some heat below the main cpu (there is a heat sink and the back of the TV set has a cooling fan for all the equipment) and so I took it out and connected it to my monitor in my room and found that it starts to heat up a lot near the power input micro usb but it’s otherwise lifeless... as in nothing else turns on not even a light. So I read up and I heard the fuse might have blown. So I let it sit for about a week on the corner of my table waiting for the polyfuse thing to reset and I tried it again about 5 mins before I am writing this. It’s The same result with localised heat near the micro usb but no other indication of life. (And before you ask I have a stabiliser connected to my TV set and power is stable. Also I’m using a “Ubon” power cord rated for 5V/2A.)
Can I do something about it?
Do I need to send it in for repairs or is there something I’m doing wrong or what? I’m stumped.