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Never look under the cover
In one of my occasional fits of technical competence, I repaired the power socket on my MP3 Jukebox today. This consisted of taking the whole thing apart, then soldering two pins together that were kind of like this:

horizontal  |       #
pin --> ----+-------#  <-- side of power socket
            |       #
vertical -> |       #
pin         |       #  
            |       #
        ____|_______#_  <-- circuit board


There was nothing holding these two bits of wire together - the circuit relied upon them staying in contact.

No wonder it went wrong. It's almost as if they designed it to conk out after a year or so.
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robinbloke From: robinbloke Date: October 4th, 2004 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Designed in a limited lifespan? Surely not...
From: bibliogirl Date: October 4th, 2004 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
What brand is it? That sounds like a similar problem to what one of my mates is having with theirs...
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: October 4th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Archos Jukebox FM. They're a bit of a pig to disassemble, since you have to break the solder joints with the metal casing.
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