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If You open the Iron. with it unplugged of coarse, You will find a small cylindrical component in the simple circuit called a thermal cutoff. It is a safety device to kill the power to the device in the event of overheating avoiding the possibility of fire. An iron only has 3 parts a heating element, a thermostat/switch, and a thermal cutoff.
The thermal cutoff will be along the metal surface on the inside of the iron. In every case I have ever seen replacing thing thermal cutoff switch has repaired this problem. Hope this helps out with your problem. Never Bypass this cutoff as it is a safety device

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Red water light has come on for the first time. water chamber is full of water. Iron is not producing any steam what could be the problem ?

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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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My player won't turn on and when I try to charge it the computer doesn't recognise it at all - Have tried turning it on for 40 seconds and downloaded an updater but nothings worked

If you are inclined to be adventurous I would try opening it up and check if the battery still has any voltage on it with a multimeter. (Shere is a little shield shaped sticker on the back that covers a screw for the battery cover). Since the battery died on mine about a year ago I have been running my Sport from a set of 4 AAA NiMH rechargeable cells. The fact that it does not respond to the PC suggests that the USB connector may have gotten damaged so it is not making a proper connection to charge the battery anymore. If you have this problem you are probably out of luck, unless you are good with a soldering iron and can replace the connector on the PCB - It is a very common type. But check with another USB cable first, (like I said, a very common type) AND make sure there is no damage to the connectors at the PC end.

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No matter what set of head phones i plug into to my lyra rca mp3 player the left ear phone won't play anything


Most of this symptoms is a caused by bad solder joints on the earphone jack of the player. The unit must be take apart and re-solder the joints of the earphone jack. You need a pointed soldering iron to do this. If the symptoms still persist, the fault is in the audio circuitry. You must sent it in because this is not DIY, parts are too small and surface mounted.

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Jul 25, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Audio only plays out of one ear and it's not the ear buds fault because I have tried 4 or 5 different earbuds but the problem still persists

This is likely an issue with a loose connection in the jack in your player. If it is still under warranty, then you should be able to get it repaired or replaced using your warranty. If it is not, and you are not VERY mechanically inclined ... you can take it to a professional to get it repaired ... but depending on the cost of the unit, you might just be better off buying a new one than paying to have it fixed. If you ARE very mechanically inclined, and the unit is no longer covered under warranty, you can check the jack's connections and fix the loose one (if one is loose) or try replacing the jack inside the MP3 player ... but this is not as easy as it sounds due to the small size of the circuit boards and their sensitivity to heat (you will probably have to use a soldering iron, which can easily overheat a circuit board if you are not REALLY good with it).
If paying to have the unit repaired is not going to be worth the cost, and your unit is no longer under warranty (so it doesn't matter if you break the player, considering that your only other option is to buy a new one anyway) then give the repair a shot yourself -- the only thing you have to loose is a broken MP3 player. Open the unit up and find the headphone jack. Use a voltmeter to check the connections from the jack to the circuit board -- if those connections are good, then you have a bad jack. Go to Radio Shack (or somewhere similar) and get a new jack that is exactly the same as the one that you have in your unit. Use a soldering iron to loosen the connections from the circuit board to the jack (to avoid overheating the board, only touch the soldering iron to the soldered joint for a second or two at a time until the solder holding the jack in place JUST melts enough to pull the connection apart. Then, after giving the unit a while to cool, install the new jack with the same technique. Hopefully, you can get the new jack installed without harming the other circuitry, and you should be good to go. If anything goes wrong, the unit will probably not function again ... so make sure that (unless you are used to doing this type of work) this is your LAST option before buying a new MP3 player. Of course ... if it works, you will have every reason to be proud of yourself for being able to do it (and you will have confirmed your skill with a soldering iron). Good luck!

Jun 03, 2011 | RCA Pearl TH1102 MP3 Player

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Usb port broke and missing which doesn't turn on, this happen because when i would charge the mp3 it would hang and get loosen until it came off,i' vied took it aprt but nothing so i been looking for...

You can buy a new USB female connector and solder it on the PCB of your MP3 player.
You will need a female Mini-USB Type B connector, a soldering iron with a fine tip, flux and some solder wire.
1. Open the case of the MP3 player and look for the spot the lost USB connector was soldered on. 2. Clean the pads with a cotton swab and some clear alcohol. 3. Clean the female USB connector using the same method. 4. Heat up the soldering iron to a moderate temparature. 5. Put some flux on the solder pads. 6. Place the female USB connector on the pads and solder it on by touching the soldering iron and the solder wire on the pads until a tiny drop of solder makes the connection. The solder should flow on the pads because of the flux. 7. Re-assemble the MP3 player.
You can then test the connection using a multimeter.
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To fix the boot problem, you have to remove the back cover and disconnect the battery for 3 to 5 minutes. This will reset the TSOP chip, thats the chip that stores the firmware and your music.
If you know how to use a soldering iron just remove the red wire from the battery. If you don’t have soldering iron, just cut the red wire from the battery, making sure to keep enough space to splice it back together, after you splice it back, put some black tape on it to protect it from shorting, not to much though, not a lot of room.

Jun 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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IRiver headphone jack

By the sound of it, I think your headphone jack might be damaged by "tear and wear". In that case, there's little you can do aside getting it serviced. If its warranty is void or expired already, you MIGHT be able to repair it yourself, if you're handy with soldering iron (and, possibly a hot glue gun). However, that would require quite a precision work, patience and vigilance 'cause you could easily damage other electrical components, either by physical means or by burning them out with excess heat... if you're willing to risk it, that is.

To sum it up: you do need to service it.

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$150 fix by the Archos people. You can get a replacement screen for $100, but the repair requires special screw drivers, and a low heat soldering iron and some skill.

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