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I have a blinking blue light. Is this also a power supply issue? My zeppelin is 2 years and two months old. I live in Austin. Where do I get it repaired? Thanks, Jim

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There are issues with the interface board, and the power supply board. if your unit has not been repaired by b and w, then contact your point of sale, advise them that there are known issues with this product relating to power supply and interface card and say that you wish this to be rectified which is what b and w do in the uk, my personal opinion is that this is done as a good will guesture which looks better than a recall. I do know that the blue lamp flash has been cured by the replacement of the cards, however when changing the cards b and w do check out the complete system, that would be my action

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2) if blue, when you say it registers the ipod, is it just charging or does the zepplin remote control show any communication to your ipod. (or does it just show that it is charging?)
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