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DJ 20 disassembly earphone jack loose

Ok My DJ 20 gen 2 has a loose phone jack. I was able to remove the botom and the battery.The circuit board however comes out a 1/4" and then stops I do not want to wreck it as it still works. what else do I need to unhook remove or move out of the way to get it out so I can solder the connection. any help would be awesome thanks

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SOURCE: dell dj firmware

I had the same problem and it turns out the firmware did get loaded, the program just didn't close out properly. If you go to Settings & Info-->Information on your DJ you should see that it is the updated version.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Dell DJ Gen 2 Won't connect

if your Dell DJ player is no longer recognized by the upgrade firmware even with the correct, original device driver installed, then you will need to install a windows 'MTP' driver by doing the following. Note that this applies to Windows XP only.

1. make sure you have the SP2 XP upgrade.

2. Install Windows Media Player 10 or roll it back to version 10 if you are using a later version. You can roll it back by going to 'Add or Remove programs' and uninstalling any WMP upgrade from the 'Change or Remove Programs' dialog window. Note: don't uninstall WMP enitrely from the 'Add/remove windows components' dialog.

3. Go get this file: Unzip it in a temporary directory and run the fixup.cmd by double-clicking in explorer or using the windows 'Run' command. Follow the instructions it prints in its DOS window about deleting the Dell device in the hardware manager.

4. plug your DJ player into the USB port. XP should now say 'Found MTP device' or something similar.

5. Get the Dell DJ 1.02 firmware from their support site appropriate for your player. Run the firmware upgrade. The software should detect your player this time.

A good reference for the Dell DJ stuff is here:

Note: I can't personally recommend the 'PlayForSure' firmware as I have not been successful upgrading to it. WMP 11 does not seem to work with the Dell DJ but WMP10 does and the device Sync function works just fine.

For almost ALL of the MP3 players out there that seem bricked due to a firmware upgrade failure or some other reason, they can be usually restored in a simlar way by installing a basic 'MTP' driver which allows windows to at least send a file to it, and by putting the player into a recovery mode as defined by the manufacturer.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Vista and Dell DJ

Two words: Real Player. Download Real Player (it's free) and you're in business.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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SOURCE: how do I install my dell dj gen 2 on windows 7 ?

You must first install the driver, don't plug in the jukebox until you rdone with this, then install the dj explorer v2 and then connect your DJ. I really have had no problems whatsoever except I had to use virtual XP to mess with my playlist. email me if you have any problems.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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The earphone jack seems to be loose, sometimes cutting out one side, sometimes both. I tried several sets and it points to the jack being loose, not the earphones. Is there a way I can open the case to...

The two rubber dimples on the other end of the back side of the unit can be removed to expose a pair of screws.
At that point the cover can be removed., Pushing in on the sides of the case will help the side and top catches release.

Once onside you can see 2 more screws on the top (head phone jack) end that will allow the board to come up.

But at that point you better be good with SMT. The headphone jack is fed by feed throughs to pads that are likely ripped off.

Have Fun :-)

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Dell DJ Gen 2 Battery Dead

You can get a rechargeable replacement one here - Dell DJ 2nd battery it also fits the 1st digital jukebox and DJ-20 batteries

Jan 22, 2009 | Dell DJ MP3 Player

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IPod Not Working


Does your iPod come on? If not, your battery could be bad.

If you can see the music playing, but cannot hear anything, you could have a bad earphone jack or a bad circuit board.

You can tell if it is the battery the iPod will not come on at all unless it is attached to the computer or to a power outlet.

If you can move the earphone jack around while playing music and hear something, then it is the headphone jack. If you move the jack around and hear nothing, then I would suspect the circuit board.

If you have a device that can play your music out of the USB port on the iPod, you can make sure that it is the circuit board that way. When the circuit board is bad, music will not play out of the headphone jack or the USB port.
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Ear phone jack needs to be replaced

If you know anyone with soldering capability the pads on the headphone jack just need to be re-soldered. Mine did the same thing so I re-flowed the solder joint and now it works perfect.


Dec 08, 2008 | Dell Pocket DJ MP3 Player

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Lost right channel on Dell Digitial Juke Box

yes, you need to remove the roller (prod with screw driver at its base) then the plastic covers from the top and bottom of the dj must come off. this will expose eight screws total. remove them. then push the motherboard and the harddrive and bettery up through the case/shell. you will see the bad connections between the jack and the motherboard, solder them again to reestablish the connection. re assemble.

i am not saying this will not harm the dj, i did it a bit differently and screwed mine up. bestofluck

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it is possible the the battery cable is unpluged

Mar 03, 2008 | Dell DJ MP3 Player

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Opening the case on Dell DJ 30GB

I have the opposite problem. I have opened my Dell DJ 30 and removed the battery. Where did you buy the battery?

To get access to the battery, you need to use a sharp knife (construction type). Cut the interface between the plastic bottom at the outside casing interface and remove the plastic in one piece. It is sort of glued to the bottom, but it comes off easy once the perimeter is free. Under the plastic cover, there are 4 philips head screws to remove a small metal covering plate. Once the plate is removed, you can see the connector for the battery. Remove the connector and then gently pull the battery out. There is nothing holding it in place except the friction of the other components inside. Mine came out easily. Now I need to buy a replacement battery.

Dec 11, 2007 | Dell DJ MP3 Player

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Repair Parts - Service Manual

ok, first you should know that the dj line is not very well made, dell skimped on many things. as far as tearing it appart... first pop the roller out with a screw driver (start at the bottom of the roller) then you pop the plastics off the ends there are eight screws total on the top and bottom. remove them. you then should unplug the battery, and slide it out the bottom. then you should be able to remove the mother board and hard drive from the shell. the screen, as far as i know is interchangeable with others from djs.
i am not a tech, just a kid with some nerdy noledge. i havent actually removed it for myself but it should work.

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Sound Only Comes Out Of The Right Earphone

If its less than 1 year old, have it replaced. Its a loose connection on the circuit board. SanDisk Technical Support 1-866-726-3475 Best of Luck.

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If you feel comfortable taking apart micr electronics then you can take off the case ans disassemble the chassis and see if its just the solder connections on the pcb. but be carefull sometimes they use flex pc boards and too much heat will burn up the board and then your dead in the water. Also it could be that the solder trace could have broken off the pcb. if this happens your gonna need to solder on a piece of small solid copper wire like phone cable (cat three type 26 guage)and run the other end to another solder connectionon the same trace. Them what I do is epoxie the connections and the jack so that its secure. Good Luck

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