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Old 09-20-2011, 04:55 PM
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Default sansa clip won't turn on - only when charging/usb mode

hello everyone. i'n kinda new here. hope you can help me out.
i have an original sansa clip with rockbox installed in it. one day it accidentally fell off my hands while jogging and then it turned off, and refused to turn on. only when i plug it to the computer it recognizes it as a storage device (usb mode) and while i charge it through a usb charger it works normally, until i plug it off, then it just turns off immediately.
i tried to leave it for a few days until the battery will run empty hoping this would help but it didn't.
is there anyone who knows about this kind of problem and how to fix it?
i would appreciate it.
thanks in advance
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:19 PM
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Welcome to ABI

I have heard of this a few times and it sounds like the battery has been disconnected. AFAIK the only way to try fix it would require opening it and resoldering the connection if that's the problem.

I don't have any detailed directions on how to do that. I've never done it before. There are detailed pictures and a description of how to get it open here. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:36 PM
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thanks for your help. i figured that out when i disassembled the sansa and discovered the red wire was already dispatched.
if only i can find a soldering device...
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:52 PM
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How about plain old conductive soldering glue--would that work? (Or is the space too tight?)
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:04 PM
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... if only i can find a soldering device.
You can find a cheap variable temp stahl at parts express here for $15.87. You can even find additional tip kit for $4.95 there.

Edit: almost forgot the silver solder is there too
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:23 AM
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lol i'd rather buy a new sansa clip+ and get rid of the hassle. but thx anyway
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:06 AM
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Just a thought, you'd be surprised how many other things you could fix
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:17 AM
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If you succeed in fixing it yourself, you'll experience a priceless sense of satisfaction. On the other hand, if you spend a couple hours and $20 worth of tools/supplies and only succeed in completely destroying it, your character will benefit by the suffering you've endured.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:32 AM
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If you succeed in fixing it yourself, you'll experience a priceless sense of satisfaction. On the other hand, if you spend a couple hours and $20 worth of tools/supplies and only succeed in completely destroying it, your character will benefit by the suffering you've endured.
If my son (at the time 12 yo) fixed his iem's for his first project, I'd say it's a good shot that many others can as well
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:24 AM
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i just found out my dad holds a soldering device so i'll try my best at fixing my sansa next time i visit him
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:33 AM
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i just found out my dad holds a soldering device so i'll try my best at fixing my sansa next time i visit him
Make sure you have a fine tip and practice before you do it, that way it'll come out better. Might also want to watch a soldering tutorial on youtube or similar ...
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:56 PM
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just a short update:
today i soldered my sansa clip and it works!
thanks to everyone who gave their advice and help. all the best
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:43 PM
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See! You've now experienced the "priceless sense of satisfaction" that comes from taking a chance and succeeding at fixing something yourself.

Congratulations.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:19 PM
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Congrats, now you’re better equipped for the next major soldering project … just think you can now fix your headphones, start making ic’s and soon you’ll be making cmoy amps
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:07 PM
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Hi people!

Mine player has dead too, but i found that topic. I saw the cable is bad...
I soldered, and now good.

Thanks again!
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