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Old 06-11-2010, 07:11 PM
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Default Cowon J3 - heating up more than s9?

Hello;

I just got the J3 (32GB) and I am noticing the rear portion of player's bottom half to get hot within 10 minutes of usage. I also has a S9 and to test ran both players for 10-15 minutes and the S9 was not as hot as J3.

Is any one else noticing it?

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Old 06-11-2010, 07:20 PM
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There was an issue with some units on one of the Cowon models a few years back IIRC, but I havenít heard of any j3 problems yet. If it gets hot to the touch or even looks like itís bulging, Iíd turn it off or unplug it. You may want to request an RMA via their text a tech support on their site.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:22 PM
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Hello;

I just got the J3 (32GB) and I am noticing the rear portion of player's bottom half to get hot within 10 minutes of usage. I also has a S9 and to test ran both players for 10-15 minutes and the S9 was not as hot as J3.

Is any one else noticing it?

Thanks
Anand
Today, I did notice some heat in the bottom rear portion as you mentioned above. However, I don't have a S9, so I can't comment on whether the j3 is producing more or less heat than a S9. It is noticeably warmer than the rest of the player. Now that I've noticed it, I'll pay more attention to it in the coming days and see if it really gets hotter or just peaks out at this warmer temperature.

Anand, are you noticing the heat when you're playing music and videos? or only music? If music as well, in what compression format is your music compressed? FLAC/mp3?
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:56 PM
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I play mostly FLAC and a few mp3 as well. But no videos as of yet. It seems to be something common on J3 as I read more on other forums.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:58 PM
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I play mostly FLAC and a few mp3 as well. But no videos as of yet. It seems to be something common on J3 as I read more on other forums.
Just as a test, try only playing MP3s for 15 minutes and see if your unit heats up. My initial thought is that FLAC decompression is taking a lot of horsepower and that is what's heating up the unit.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:19 PM
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I hope this won't compromise the integrity of the machine and the heat isnt strong enough to decrease the life of the battery
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:06 AM
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Hmm.. am paying close attention now... earlier I was watching a xvid movie on the j3 and after 20 minutes, not hot at all, not even really warm. Strange. I don't know why it was much warmer this afternoon. I'd really like to figure out what exactly causes the j3 to heat up from time to time--as it did this afternoon. It was much warmer this afternoon. Was watching another xvid movie but had the player on for a longer period of time--close to two hours of continuous playing.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:03 PM
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Just as a test, try only playing MP3s for 15 minutes and see if your unit heats up. My initial thought is that FLAC decompression is taking a lot of horsepower and that is what's heating up the unit.
Hes got a point, i dont use flac at all and i dont have a j3 (yet maybe),
but flac takes a lot of power to use, and ill bet you get less battery on strait flac than strait mp3.
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