My little Sansa Clip died silently two days ago… ‘silently’ is a good word, the broken thing was the ‘volume up’ key.
Furthermore, I lost all player’s documents somewhere (warranty included )
So, what could I do? I dissassembled my player :>
In fact, ‘broken’ part wasn’t broken… It wasn’t soldered.
My solderig gun comes handy again.
Much better, isn’t it?
Anyway, I lost the warranty definitely but now I’ve got a working player (with all the case scratched like hell)
Message Edited by steev on 07-24-2008 10:39 PM
Well, you could cover it up with a nice silicone skin, but there’s not much you can do if the screen is scratched. I’d say it just adds more character.
How did you open the case? Inquiring minds want to know!(May come in handy some day)
With a knife
The smallest one from set like this one.
(some warnings : the blade is very gentle and you can easily break it and/or hurt yourself… my knife lost its tip during this ‘operation’)
Start from left side (small area between usb and power switch) then go down.
And, well, ‘use the force’ ;)
I had exactly the same problem. I took it apart and found exactly the same cause. Thank you !!!