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Old 01-03-2010, 04:05 PM
Sanchas Sanchas is offline
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I have a problem with my s9.
When I move around with it, it simply turn off, like it has something inside that is bad connected, because when it's not moving it works perfectly.
This is extremely annoying i can't move with the s9 in my pocket because it will simply turn off [and does not safe the music/volume you have now, like reset]

Could anyone tell me if I open my s9 where that problem should be and what could I do to fix it?
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:18 PM
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If it is under waranty, you can have it repaired.

If not, you would have to check where the power switch is. Another place would be if there is something sitting over the reset button.

It might just be as simple as you not putting it in HOLD before you put it in your pocket.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:48 AM
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The warranty expired.
Nop ... its not about being on hold or not ... the cowon s9 can be in my hand and if I shake it it goes off.
I guess I will have to open it xD
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:19 AM
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Tried doing this to mine but for some reason the screwdriver that unscrewed 3 of the 4 screws wouldn't do that last one and now the top is all messed up and I can't get any screwdriver to undo it
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:17 PM
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Hi everyone, interesting disassembling though the pictures are small resolution. I have a problem and I was wondering what I should do. 3 days ago I had it in my pockets while sitting in the bathroom and it felt of between 1 to 1.5ft and since then the (Lower Volume) button doesn't work anymore. It seems more looser than the (Raise Volume) and I no more hear a "click/pressure" feedback. It does a few months that I have my Cowon S9 32GB so it's still on warrenty but hell I do no want to pay 10$ shipping and wait 1 month if I send it for repair, unless you guys can tell me it's not going to be that long since I use it daily.

I know a lot about computer but yet there would still be a risk by openning the unit while voiding the warrenty. Even if I manage to do it (prolly could) then how would I fix the button issue?!
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:18 AM
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Hi everyone, interesting disassembling though the pictures are small resolution. I have a problem and I was wondering what I should do. 3 days ago I had it in my pockets while sitting in the bathroom and it felt of between 1 to 1.5ft and since then the (Lower Volume) button doesn't work anymore. It seems more looser than the (Raise Volume) and I no more hear a "click/pressure" feedback. It does a few months that I have my Cowon S9 32GB so it's still on warrenty but hell I do no want to pay 10$ shipping and wait 1 month if I send it for repair, unless you guys can tell me it's not going to be that long since I use it daily.

I know a lot about computer but yet there would still be a risk by openning the unit while voiding the warrenty. Even if I manage to do it (prolly could) then how would I fix the button issue?!
I had the exact same problem with the lower volume button, mine fell on concrete floor.
Unfortunately, it isn't under warranty anymore since its been more than a year.
So, I opened it up, and saw the button was shifted and out of place. I think a tiny bit of it was chipped off too.
I tried to fix it, but i screwed it up even more, so now my volume won't go down with the button.
It is possible to fix it if you do it very carefully I guess, the button inside is very small, you'll need forceps or somethin with them.
And I dunno if Cowon guys will accept that under warranty, since it fell down.
Good luck though.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:24 AM
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And I dunno if Cowon guys will accept that under warranty, since it fell down.
Good luck though.
I already got it fix maybe 2 months ago. It took 3 full weeks until I get it back so in the meantime I bought a iPod Classic 80Gb like I had before, at BestBuy then I refunded it 3 week later when I received my fixed Cowon. Since it was still on warrenty and that I had doubt about being able to fix it myself I didn't mess with this and I got it repaired. If I remember well I didn't told them how it broke as if I would had said that it felt on the floor.. heh my chance would had gone down for sure.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:54 PM
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Pfu, I know this is an od topic but I'm still beating the crap out my excellent S9 I have a second one now (due to popular issue with broken power button) but it's 8GB. The 32GB had some amp screwed up (I guess) cause when I turn it on I hear horrible noise coming out of it. Any idea guys if I can get the 32GB flash drive onto the 8GB unit or it's way too complicated? Can't figure out where the drive is from the pictures.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:24 PM
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It's pretty much that if you have to ask it isn't going to happen. Flash memory is soldered onto the boards using mount soldering techniques that the average person isn't going to able to replicate.
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:26 PM
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I went to an electronic place recently to have my audio jack replaced and they said it should be 20$ only... but they finaly told me it was impossible to fix and if they would replace it by ordering the part from the manufacturer etc.. that it would be too expensive to do. Wtf it's that complicated to just replace a 3.5mm audio jack?!

It would be such a shame to throw in the garbage a fully working 32GB unit only because the sound often skip from the right side if you don't hold the cable in a specific way It's like trashing a 280$ player for a 5$ part inside of it.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:52 PM
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I think it's a good lesson for all of us not to buy exotic stuff like Cowon again. It's a very good player but lack of common spare parts, soldering of main components making them irreplaceable - that's a no-go for a next purchase for me. Not to mention modern telephones produce good enough quality audio (and hell yeah - they have an SD card slot!) so I'd rather spare myself $300 for an audio player next time and some space in my pockets. Not to mention for 2EUR you can buy this:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...yer.full&hl=en

If it's even as half as good on Android as it is on desktop then I can't see the benefit of having an S9.

Btw, if you are in Europe, there is sort of "official service centre" in the UK (website is advancedmp3players.co.uk). See quotation they gave me 1 year ago:

The estimated cost to repair the power button on the Cowon S9 would be 35.00 to cover parts/labour, with return postage at cost on top. Under the contract we have with Cowon in operating the UK Cowon Repair Service we are unable to supply spare parts on their own. Current shipping charges via Fedex: 5.99 Fedex UK, 19.99 Fedex International for EU Countries.

40GBP for a power button, really??? For that kind of money I bought a brand new 8GB S9 to use it as spare parts (now my main player cause of 32GB failure).
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:57 PM
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lol Wow that's a total scam! It's a real joke when buying a brand new S9 8Gb is cheaper than repairing the power button (-_-)

You should look into the (Fiio X1-3-5) instead. For the amount they cost, they are wayyy better for their price. Actualy what I meant is that the price/quality ratio is so much better. I can now hardly believe I've paid 280$ for the S9 32Gb when now I paid 300$ for an X5 + 20$x2 for 64Gbx2 SD cards. It's so dumb they charge a crazy price for extra flash memory while it actualy cost nothing and it is definitely not a "Samsung 840 Pro 256Gb" of 600Mb/s that is inside the player so why some extra flash memory would be as expensive as an SSD...
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:28 PM
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Your thought that the repair cost is a scam is based on the unrealistic expectation that it was ever meant to be repaired. The parts and manufacturing methods in just about every modern piece of electronics are such that repair isn't practical. The days of the local repair shop having a supply of standard parts they can use to solder in with standard soldering techniques are over.

Manufacturers don't ordinarily hang onto a stock of parts for devices once the warranty on the ones they've sold is expired. Buying and keeping track of the parts needed to repair out of warranty products on the off chance someone might want one repaired would just be a waste of money.

Given the additional cost that most likely will never return a profit why should they fix an old one for you? If they fix the one you have there's no reason for you to buy their latest and greatest.

It doesn't matter what you paid for it or who made it. If you don't get it repaired or replaced during the warranty period there's a fair chance it will never be repaired.

That goes for the phones and FiiO daps you are pointing out as somehow being better. Go to FiiO or the maker of a smartphone 4-5 years from now and tell them you need your DAP repaired. The most likely response will be that there's nothing they can do.

If you prefer to buy another product because you believe the ROI is better I fully agree with that. It's why I didn't buy a S9 when they were available and won't buy a FiiO of any type now. The S9 cost too much for what it offered and I won't buy a product with sub par battery life and UI because someone else says it sounds better than what I have now.
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