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Old 12-17-2010, 05:11 PM
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Hey, long time no post (probably around six months or so...)!

I just thought with all of the "HELP MY P3 IS DEAD!" threads I should start up a thread that is dedicated to those who have surviving P3s. I will update the list of people who have their P3s functioning without too much hassle (even a gimpy P3 is an "alive" P3) regularly.

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Heck, even if your P3 has died and been sent to the great recycling bin in the sky, just tell in what way your P3 died. It'll be fun.
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Crimson Raven: 5/10/09, Extremely minor scratch, fully working condition
Carsten: 6/11/09, Fully working condition
The One: 12/24/09, Minor dings, fully working condition
MaxO: 6/??/09, Fully working condition
Blankety Blank: 7/31/09, Fully working condition
Electron: 8/??/09, Replaced screen, battery giving, working condition
YPP3Fanatic: 1/??/09, Few scratches, fully working condition
Yazad: 12/23/09, Fully working condition
Lyunmet: 7/??/09, Near-dead condition
Archy4444: 1/??/10, Fully working condition
Vegetaleb: ??/??/09, Minor scratches, needs calibration, working condition
Pgh1969pa: 10/??/09, Fully working condition
Homework: 10/5/09, Near-dead condition
Strontium Wizzard: 5/23/09, Backlight dead, working condition
DragonBottles: 10/1/09, Sent in once for repair, working condition
Tomcat39: 3/??/09, Fully working condition
Trunkin: 10/23/10, Fully working condition
Rangel28: 8/27/09, Fully working condition
RaduSpeedy: 3/16/09, Fully working condition
Jothie: 6/??/09, Starting to die, working condition
Elnio: 4/18/10, Fully working condition
Mr_Hym: 2/27/10, Fully working condition
Shqiponja_Hayabusa: ??/??/10, Fully working condition
Rrr666: 1/??/10, Fully working condition
BramDB: 12/25/10, Fully working condition
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:26 AM
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hi...


Carsten : 6.11.2009, without any damage...
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:26 AM
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Hello

The One : 24/12/09, some minor dints on the back of the player, Would like to take it apart and smooth out the dints... Apart from that the player is in excellent working condition with no faulty dead touch screen or broken headphone jack. Has been used everyday since it arrived.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:52 AM
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Mine is the oldest so far then...

I've had mine since the start of June 2009 so it's about 18 months old and I've never had a problem with it.

I've used it almost every day since I got it. It's my companion for my daily commute on the bus (about 40 minutes each way), I used it until fairly recently as a portable music collection to plug into the car stereo (until we got a new car), I've taken it on holiday both last year and this year and I also plug it into portable speakers to use in the garden etc.

I watch at least 4 hours of video each week, listen to the radio and and use it all the time for albums.

Currently if I'm just watching videos then the battery will usually go flat after about 80 to 95 minutes. I have the brightness always at full and the volume's usually around 18 or 19.

Since December last year I've kept it in a leather case (a cheap one from ebay although it's specifically designed for the P3).

The only thing I don't use it at all for is games.

Perhaps it's all the tapping on the screen for games that reduces it's lifespan?

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Old 12-18-2010, 09:13 AM
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@MaxO: Probably I never play games on mine just seem bang the back of it when it's in my pocket
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:43 AM
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Blankety blank

i have had mine since 7\31\2009. no problems, so sad they could have done so much more with it.
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:49 PM
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Mine is the oldest so far then...

I've had mine since the start of June 2009 so it's about 18 months old and I've never had a problem with it.

I've used it almost every day since I got it. It's my companion for my daily commute on the bus (about 40 minutes each way), I used it until fairly recently as a portable music collection to plug into the car stereo (until we got a new car), I've taken it on holiday both last year and this year and I also plug it into portable speakers to use in the garden etc.

I watch at least 4 hours of video each week, listen to the radio and and use it all the time for albums.

Currently if I'm just watching videos then the battery will usually go flat after about 80 to 95 minutes. I have the brightness always at full and the volume's usually around 18 or 19.

Since December last year I've kept it in a leather case (a cheap one from ebay although it's specifically designed for the P3).

The only thing I don't use it at all for is games.

Perhaps it's all the tapping on the screen for games that reduces it's lifespan?
Actually, I've had mine since May, so...
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:58 PM
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I've had mine since August of 09.
the touch screen has been replaced, and the battery is starting to go. I still love it (!), but I'm gonna replace it sometimes in 2011
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:46 PM
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Early '09 ( I think January)
Everything is fine, except 5 scratches from being in my pocket from when I play hockey.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:09 AM
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Hi,
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Received: 23 December 2009
Condition: Fully Functional with a very happy owner
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:38 PM
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Yazad got his one day before mine
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:23 PM
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Received my P3 around the second week of July 2009. Touch screen is almost all dead. Only the 1t column of icons work so I can only access my music using the file browser which is inconvenient.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:56 PM
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Touch sensitive screen seemed to die of static,

Oh well, brilliant sound quality, poor interface hardware.

If the touch hadn't died, I'll still be playing music from the
P3 through a Class B/A-B TO3-Transistor amplifier then into
a DIY 14'X28' PA speaker (decent MP3/Amp/Speaker combo).




I wondered when someone would set up this title of thread.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:55 PM
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Got mine since January this year, working perfectly, keeping it in a leather case. I use it every day, mainly for music and videos, no problems at all.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:30 PM
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Got mine for a year.
Small minor scratches under screen.
Touch screen needs calibration though
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:57 PM
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Got my 32GB P3 in October 2009 and it still works pretty much as it did when purchased. The touchscreen wasn't perfectly responsive then but registers at all locations and still does today. Cosmetically, the device is in perfect condition.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:40 PM
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Bought mine 5th October 2009. 2/3 of the touchscreen is dead, meaning only one column actually works, which is the left hand side of my screen. The only useful feature I can access now is videos... my 'music' died a week ago I am now stuck listening to the same song on repeat...

I watch videos everyday so I hope the remaining part of the screen doesn't die..
I'm actually really disappointed with the P3, so many dead screens and now I'll have to replace it soon :/

I even had a leather case! And it still died
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:24 AM
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I hope the song that's in loop is not Lady Gaga
Anyway once I find someone to buy my P3 I will sell it to get a J3 instead before the screen die
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:06 AM
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Hello, Strontium Wizzard, around the 23rd May 2009, and the screen's backlight's dead, but otherwise it works fine. Ironically, it died the day I was having a party on the 27th of May 2010, and just before it was fine. But god, I swear that they're made to die a few days after the guarantee goes.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:39 PM
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Hey. Got mine 1st October 2009, screen has broken once but it was fixed like a month ago - since then it has got a dead spot. I might send it back since the repairs give it a 3 month warranty.
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