Good afternoon, Daniel
Three days ago, I suffered a similar fate with my e260R having its screen sustain a crack resulting from being dropped. The crack is very fine and runs slightly diagonal from the upper-left corner (for approx. 2"). I’ve kept my player in pristine condition until this. Heart breaking.
Any way, I checked out your link below in an effort to salvage my player. You have no instructions. My question is… Will replacing the RAM chip, as you describe, require soldering? Special tools?
Your reply will be awaited, and thanks in advance.
You may be waiting quite a while . . . Are you referring to the link that AutobahnSHO furnished in his post from 2 months ago? The link is to Daniel Haxx’s website (who is a rockbox developer) and is not a member (that I know of) of this forum. I don’t see a reference to any other Daniel in this thread???
In regards to your question though, in working on a v1 model player (which Daniel does and the pictures furnished on his site are of) no, the RAM chip will not require soldering.
But . . . you are describing (and you’ve posted in a thread about) a broken/cracked LCD screen; a whole different component altogether. The LCD screen is attached with a ribbon cable that is soldered into the circuit board with about a gazillion microscopic solder joints and no, it is not replacable with or without special tools.
The RAM (Random Access Memory) chip has nothing to do with the LCD (Liquid Crystal Diode) viewing screen. Heart breaking, yes. You will have to buy another player.