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Blue Hat Company Mp3's volume dosen't work

The volume dial has to held down for the volume to be heard. At times you may get lucky and it works a bit but most of the time it doesn't. Any suggetion on how to fix this problem?

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  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    Mine too. I disassembled it and there was a wire that had broken loose on the volume knob. I resoldered it but it still doesn't work. :(

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You may try resoldering all of the connections on the volume knob circuit board. If one of the potentiometer (volume control) connections has broken free of the board, it may not be noticeable, but may hold the component off the board just enough to cause the problem you're having. If that doesn't help, the problem is most likely in the potentiometer itself, and you won't be able to replace it easily.

(If you are going to replace the whole player, I've heard that the sweetpea 3 is a better device. My Blue Hat is still working after making some repairs, so I haven't tried the Sweetpea yet...)

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