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geokite 03-18-2014 05:42 PM

10 years!
 
The H series of players is 10 years old this year. Still working strong, one of mine gets daily use in my classroom.

FYI, I leave mine charging all the time with no ill effects that I know of. Often I leave it on 24 hours, even over weekends.

Steve

lebellium 03-19-2014 02:12 PM

The H100 was released in 2003 so it's more than 10 years old ;)

jumbuck 03-19-2014 02:15 PM

Mine are still performing flawlessly also and two of them are used daily.
I will replacing the batteries on them soon as the battery life is getting noticeably shorter.
A trip down memory lane ...http://web.archive.org/web/200810111...es-player.html

audiomodder 03-22-2014 02:08 PM

heh, i envy you guys! im still dreaming of getting one working with an ssd / cf drive. though thanks to one generous fellow i do have one working with the original drive. i was using it last night to record some of my favorite radio programs :) the quality still sounds superb, and really makes any ipod/iphone/sansa sound like a tin can.

last one on ebay with a 65gb cd card sold for $160+ they still get a lot of love :)

-audiomodder

Mikerman 03-24-2014 02:40 PM

Still have mine and think of it as a neo-punk Eastern Block-style jukebox player. :)

ukemaxxer 05-01-2014 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by audiomodder (Post 645292)
heh, i envy you guys! im still dreaming of getting one working with an ssd / cf drive. though thanks to one generous fellow i do have one working with the original drive. i was using it last night to record some of my favorite radio programs :) the quality still sounds superb, and really makes any ipod/iphone/sansa sound like a tin can.

last one on ebay with a 65gb cd card sold for $160+ they still get a lot of love :)

-audiomodder

I got mine when the it was still called iHP140, still going strong.
Upgraded to a 60Gb HDD first, ran with it like that for years, just given it another much needed boost.

Search for Kingspec 128Gb cf 50 pin ssd.
This is the guy I got mine from
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hi-Speed-1...item1e8ae21d16

I had to snap off the two locating pins for the original HDD, as they were too bog to fit in the holes in the SSD. No problem though, just get the drive the right way up before breaking the pins off. Once done, the drive just slots straight in.

Mikerman 05-01-2014 10:14 PM

Thanks for the info.-- have the originally-named product as well. And that drive is very tempting (and a great price, relatively speaking), although the joystick on my iHP has gone a bit wonky over time, and I would need a new battery at this point as well . . . .

vice86 08-21-2015 08:49 AM

I'm 42, bought the H320 new at Best Buy back when it came out. Cleaning out a closet I found it again and now keep it in my bag for work. I work with a bunch of 20something folks and they are amazed that the H320 is an MP3 player..lol.."what is that?..why's it so big?" Oh, young whipper snappers.

Mikerman 08-21-2015 10:57 PM

I also thought that my iHP-160 looked like it was built in the former Soviet Union, with tank-like aesthetics. :)

andione1983 01-11-2016 04:40 AM

To this day the ihp120 is an amazing player... I'm still chasing a new boxed unit to replace the one I sold years ago

audiomodder 03-17-2016 12:12 PM

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Dug up my H120 recently since I finally got the cash to buy a Kingston SSD (they are still $50 and price hasn't dropped in years). I have it hooked up now in my car cup holder and it works wonderfully! I wish I got the SSD years ago as it makes a *huge* difference - much more than the CF mod or any other hard drive.

Rockbox still gives me the occasional bug / crash which is annoying (usually on track search) but other than that this player is TOPS! The audio quality really beats out my Sansa Clip Plus by a landslide :)

Mikerman 03-18-2016 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by audiomodder (Post 656088)
Dug up my H120 recently since I finally got the cash to buy a Kingston SSD (they are still $50 and price hasn't dropped in years). I have it hooked up now in my car cup holder and it works wonderfully! I wish I got the SSD years ago as it makes a *huge* difference - much more than the CF mod or any other hard drive.

Rockbox still gives me the occasional bug / crash which is annoying (usually on track search) but other than that this player is TOPS! The audio quality really beats out my Sansa Clip Plus by a landslide :)

Thanks for the update--sounds nice and promising! An iHP-140 owner here (well, an iHP-160 owner--subbed a 60GB hard drive into the player a decade ago :) ).

May I ask, which Kingston SSD drive did you use, and is there a step-by-step guide to substituting in the SSD? Thanks--

audiomodder 03-27-2016 04:07 AM

it was one like this:http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kingspec...4AAOSwVFlUB-bi

that might be the exact one I got actually. The SSD is a drop in replacement, so as long as you know how to take the player apart you are OK. The main thing is removing the screws on the side FIRST and being very careful of those side plastics. They are so brittle with age and take nothing to crack. Undo the 4 screws on top and bottom and then open it up. Carefully lift the old HDD and pull it out - sometimes there is a black plastic over the plug that needs to be removed too (I think this is on H140). Then plug in your new drive and you're good to go. :)

Mikerman 03-27-2016 08:35 AM

Thanks for the info. and walk-through--very tempting!


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