E260 Still Going Strong

New to the forums and wanted to share my experience with my Sandisk. I purchased the E260 in 2006 and it has had quite a life, I managed to brick it once and I brought it back to life. I later installed Rockbox on it and though I prefer the stock UI, I much prefer the extra SD storage recognition that Rockbox gives me.
A couple years ago I put a new battery in it even though the old battery still had sufficient run time, that is all that I had to do to it in the 16 years of ownership, that is until yesterday.
Yesterday, I developed a wheel issue where it became way to sensitive and would not always do what you want it to do, for example, adjusting the volume one way would make the volume go the other way. I am no electronics expert but I am handy so I took it apart to see if I could determine the issue, nothing stood out to me so I decided to take a chance and spray under the wheel with some deoxit (not even knowing if I was using the correct product) but that is all I had in my home. I put everything back together and lo and behold the wheel was back to normal, BUT, I noticed that some of the Deoxit left some oily marks on the display. I had to take it back apart a couple times to clean the screen and the plastic film that the Deoxit flowed between. After the couple of cleanings, the display is back to normal.
The old player does not see much use these days because I prefer using my phone for its superior dac chip but every now and again I fire the Sansa up and try not to think about the year 2006, it was not a good year but at least the E260 still works great.

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Thanks Keerti_01, anything that I can do to be of help will be my pleasure. Feel free to PM or email me anytime.