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Old 04-12-2010, 04:41 AM
ziny ziny is offline
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Default Could be short circuit

Hi,

The symptoms you describe seems like the remote control function being inadvertently activated.

The remote control uses the first two metal rings in the earphone socket to control the player by means of resistance changes.

It may be there is an electrical short circuit occuring between the first band and the second one.

You may want to try the old "clipped ear bud stick soaked in alcohol and twist in and out" trick. This may clean out any dirt which may be causing this problem.

Alternatively, there may be a bridge somewhere in the 31 pin socket at the bottom of the player, as the same remote control circuit extends from there as well.

Alcohol and a light cleaning with a toothbrush may help. (battery flat or disconnected please).
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