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Connector circuit board chipped

The circuit board at the bottom that the connector plugs into chipped on the right hand side. Sansa cannot replace it and i am trying to find someone to fix it.

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It is definitely NOT cost-effective to repair it. Ask your local Geek Squad if they are willing - probably no - minimum $250. If you live in Philadelphia or another major metro, see if they have Mp3 repair servicemen - most places do not because the actual builders/info is in Korean, Japanese, etc, and b/c it is less expensive to replace than to repair.

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Just opened my ion block rocker box and got the unit out and tried to charge it. It won't charge and the charge light only lights for about 20 seconds and turns off. It won;t operate unless plugged in and...


Just repaired my Job Rocker !! Just like most everyone here mine worked fine but would not charge. This may be how to fix yours.

Follow the red wire up from the battery to the circuit board and carefully try to disconnect it from the circuit board. Odds are the male spade connector will come off the circuit board. That's because it never got hot enough for the solder to actually stick to it when it was assembled at the factory. With time, the expansion and contraction from the heating and cooling of the circuit board causes this poor connection and prevents electricity from getting to the battery.

Remove the male connector from the female part using plies (this was difficult and required wiggling the connectors back and forth while pulling hard - and I'm not sure if it is absolutely necessary ).Clean the two prongs on the male connector with some fine sandpaper or an emery board and put some solder flux on them. (If you are unsure how to solder watch a few videos on Youtube or get help from someone who can) Heat the prongs up with a soldering gun or iron and coat them with some solder. Carefully remove the circuit board (by removing 4 screws) from the plastic panel to which it is attached.Then insert the male connector back on the circuit board while heating up the solder on the back side causing the connector to properly solder to the board.

Carefully plug your female spade connector back on the male spade connector you just soldered on the board. After making sure the circuit boards are not touching each other, plug your unit into the power and see if the charging light and the other 3 LEDs light up. If they do, unplug from your power, reassemble, plug back in and enjoy. If the don't, check where the black wire from the battery attaches to the circuit board and repeat the same procedure. Good Luck !

Please post your results so we can all know if this is a common problem and a good fix! Thanks again!!

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Trio will not play, when I turn on the player, the screen is totally white.


Remove the back cover
(there's 1 screw on the left side. Remove it, then slide back cover to the left)
Look for the ribbon connector that connects the display to the circuit board.
(it's about 1 inch wide)
Lift up on the black part of the connector to release the ribbon.
Pull it out, inspect, and then re-seat the ribbon connector.
If this didn't fix your problem, try pressing lightly on the connector while looking at the screen.
If the video shows up by applying pressure, find some thin rubber (or equiv.) that you can cut & glue to the top of connector.
The idea here is the rubber will act as a shim when the back cover is on, pressing on the ribbon connector.

I suppose that the proper way to fix this problem is to replace the connector and maybe re-flow all the solder connections, but good luck with that!

If none of the above works for you, you might have a cracked circuit board. Again, applying light pressure to the right spot might help you find it.

GOOD LUCK!

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The screen is white whenever i turn it on


Remove the back cover
(there's 1 screw on the left side. Remove it, then slide back cover to the left)
Look for the ribbon connector that connects the display to the circuit board.
(it's about 1 inch wide)
Lift up on the black part of the connector to release the ribbon.
Pull it out, inspect, and then re-seat the ribbon connector.
If this didn't fix your problem, try pressing lightly on the connector while looking at the screen.
If the video shows up by applying pressure, find some thin rubber (or equiv.) that you can cut & glue to the top of connector.
The idea here is the rubber will act as a shim when the back cover is on, pressing on the ribbon connector.

I suppose that the proper way to fix this problem is to replace the connector and maybe re-flow all the solder connections, but good luck with that!

If none of the above works for you, you might have a cracked circuit board. Again, applying light pressure to the right spot might help you find it.

GOOD LUCK!

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You can download a copy of the manual from the manufacturer's web site at http://www.sansa.com

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