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Im Screwed I plugged in a car charger for another peripheral device into my iriver thinking that it may be able to charge, the screen lit up white then went off and now my iriver h340 doesn't even turn on. Nor does it want to charge. Have i fried the battery or could it be a little bit worse?

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  • scottp57 Jan 28, 2008

    I did the same thing a few days ago. But I can faintly see a screen when I put power to it, so I think if I just replace the screen I will be Ok. I just can't find a screen anywhere. [email protected]

  • Birdy7 Apr 02, 2008

    Accidentaly plugged a different charger (with higher voltage! 9v) to my Iriver.
    Ay ay ay... it turned off, and never turned on again since. I gathered it is probably the motherboard that crashed, darn, the local tech support will charge about 200$ just for replacing the motherboard (in case that's really the problem) -Almost what the device costed me! (it's used)
    But the info on the harddrive is what's really precious on this little iriver, I wish I could at least access it!
    I wonder if I can get a replacement motherboard elsewhere, and do it myself, or find any solution that's cheaper...
    Thanks for any help!

  • Nugget1975 Apr 19, 2008


    Have exactly the same issue as you. Working
    fine one day but had a low battery, charged with a 5 volt DC not AC, and shazam.
    Got stuck on the charging screen for 20 minutes (even without an
    adaptor plugged into it), showed the "Check HDD connection" screen and
    hasn't turned on since. Devastated! Would love to know of a less expensive solution than what's already been mentioned.



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I have done the same, I plugged a car charger and the screen went white and gone off since then I have not seen the screen nor I could turn it on could some one please say what I might have done to this poor player? Have I burnt it or damaged the battery? it smells as if it was burnt

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From what youve said it sounds like you've shorted the motherboard on the phone and possibly shorted out the battery to. They will need replacing im afraid.

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