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Old 01-05-2009, 12:56 PM
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Well my USB port also broke, so I bought a broken screened one, and it turns out who ever designed the Pilot decided replacing the screen was not necessary thus the screen is basically not replaceable without the right soldering iron and other tools.

I now have two dead Pilots and deciding if it's worth buying another one
Did you get your 2 pilots from Ebay? Since they are both broke I don't think wherever you bought them is selling good products. Just my humble opinion... Insignia made such a good mp3 player, hard to believe they would abandon making them.

Is Best Buy going under too? Why would they stop selling their name brand? Pretty soon there won't be any choices left (with Circuit City and Comp USA gone)....
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:08 PM
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I bought 3 players total off ebay. My original that lasted me about a year and a half. The USB port broke because of cheaper plastic and me plugging it all the time.

Second Pilot that I bought was perfectly fine, but I sold it to a needing friend haha.

Third one was bought with a broken screen.

So Pilot's are not bad, it's just what I purchased was knowinlgy bad most of the time
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:49 PM
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I went to Best Buy today and they had 8GB Pilots for $100, but then I thought do I want to spend $100 a year for an mp3 player? Even though I loved it I can't see why the battery only lasts one year.

Does anyone have mp3 players that the battery lasts at least 2 years????

So frustrating shopping for mp3 players, Best Buy has a display, but the 2 Sansas were not working. The salespeople can't help you. So you are just driving yourself crazy trying to figure out which ones are any good.

Other stores lock everything up and the display models don't work, so what good is it?
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:37 AM
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My player has also started to quit charging, after a full charge I can get 10 minutes or so out of it if I'm lucky. Does taking out the battery and putting it back in seem to work?
Also, can anyone recommend a possible replacement?
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:50 PM
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Default How do I uninstall/reinstall the battery?

That idea of removing and reinstalling the battery is intriguing to me. But the instruction manual doesn't have instructions for that ("instructions are included with the new battery"). Anyone have a link for how to remove and reinstall the battery?

I've got the back cover off, but so far that's it.

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Old 01-20-2009, 11:10 PM
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Check Youtube for video on replacing batteries in the Pilot. I'm sure I saw one there though I did not check before posting here. Looked simple enough.

Dana
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:39 PM
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That idea of removing and reinstalling the battery is intriguing to me. But the instruction manual doesn't have instructions for that ("instructions are included with the new battery"). Anyone have a link for how to remove and reinstall the battery?

I've got the back cover off, but so far that's it.

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Old 01-22-2009, 05:02 PM
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That's A Knife!
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:14 PM
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That's A Knife!
Hahahahaha nice! Yeah I used to carry that knife on me at all times, came in useful at work for opening boxes etc. But it took too much space in my pocket, so I downsized to a 2.5" instead of 3.5"
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:07 PM
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Help New Battery Price Drop?

The price for a new battery is now only $16.95 + 7.95 shipping.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:49 AM
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i have the Insignia Pilot 8 gig player purchased from Ubid.com. Initial charge was about 10 hours but the battery life is about 2.5 hours. I purchased another battery from ebay and got the same result? Any suggestions????
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:50 PM
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Any chance Blue Tooth is accidentally enabled? If you have not already done so I would go through all your settings to look for things enabled that might be drawing the battery down.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:01 AM
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Lightbulb Turn Out The Lights

The battery from bestbuy.partsearch.com is "No Longer Available".
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:25 AM
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Cool Battery not really needed

I've had my 8gig pilot for 14 months now. Screen is black, no visuals at all, but backlighting is still active...
Anyways, I tried running my Pilot without a battery and had it plugged into my mini USB AC charger. Functioned and played. Maybe all you need is a creatively designed AC adapter?
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