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It is old but I love it. the solder connection broke for the battery. Do you know where I can get someone to fix for about $25. It is a 2minute job for someone who can do delicate soldering.

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If you wish you can send it to me. I have all the equipment here at work to do delicate soldering. I am an electronics technician for the weather service and we have all the appropriate ESD-safe workbenches here. I too have this MP3 player and have accomplished this soldering act. Send me an email at if you would like further information. I will do it only for shipping costs as I am bored here at work anyways.

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