Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fortigate 800 DIY

What do you do if you shut down your Fortigate 800 and it won't come back on? What if this firewall provides critical Internet access? What if the power supply on the firewall is dead?

Easy, as per the attached pictures (and no, don't try this at home kids :).

Required Ingredients:
  • Fortigate 800
  • Old PC
  • Various tools such as screwdrivers and pliers
Proceed as follows:
  • Open Fortigate 800
  • Remove power supply from old PC
  • Disconnect built-in power supply of Fortigate
  • Position old PC power supply next to Fortigate 800
  • Connect old PC power supply to Fortigate
And voila it works :)


Anonymous said...

I'm assuming then that it is out of warranty as well, else it is now. :-)

Anonymous said...

Great tip. PS's always seem to be the weakest link. . .