Just replaced the battery in my YH-70
Relatively easy as described at http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...-photos-inside
I have a Cowan S9 but the old Samsung is still ok but the battery had really expired after 5 years of service. New battery was obtained through a local dealer (and that was a nice surprise) for $AUD44. Pulling apart was simple but putting in the mini plug under the circuit board was challenging as I did not want to dismantle everything too much. Had to be careful to plug it in the right way with + correct. Took about 15 minutes of fiddling but I finally got it in OK. It is now recharging.
I use the Samsung for rough work (like when mowing) and my wife uses it when I use the Cowan travelling.
So guys & gals, do not throw away your old players if all that is needed is a battery.
It used to be my main mp3 player and thought it would remain forever but I was probably too optimistic. :D
Now it's rather gathering dust among my 15 DAPs. And indeed, that's due to the HDD fragility compared to flash memory but also due to the dead battery (less than 5hrs battery life left). So maybe one day I'll replace the battery too :)
What's the battery life with the new battery?
I agree the card memory is better BUT must say the Samsung has been fine, despite being dropped a couple of times.
I've just ripped 6200 CDs into a Sooloos HDD system (capacity 4 TB) and could export files to the Samsung (and/or the Cowan) but doubt if I'll bother. I'm backing up the Sooloos files as I write and it will take around 3 days with each CD backing up at a bit under a minute each - still faster than the 5 to 6 mins each took to be ripped. I've had a ripping time this last month or so and am a bit sick of the process at the moment!!:D
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