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Volume knob damaged

The volume knob it´s not working after a blunt object hit the case,it got sunk into the case and it also spins,but it is not working. Maybe it just need to be resoldered but I don´t know how to de-assembly the case. Thanxs!

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  • rodrigo vazquez Jan 09, 2007

    Well, my warranty expired a long ago, but I finally fixed it using the directions to open the case.Check the following link, it refers o a different model but the case is the same.

    Opening the case leaves scratches and scars on it and it´s not quite easy (took me 1 hour and a half to open the case), and the player it´s not the same after the "surgery".I found that the knob won´t need to be resoldered, but glued in oder to work again:you´re right,they work great but the knobs are just too fragile.

    If you decide to glue it,be careful not to use to much adhesive (I used a cyanoacrilate adhesive and the tip of a screwdriver to apply it ,avoid silicon).

    Too much glue may smear the knob assembly and may get stuck.

    Now for the power button:that´s easier but still you have to open the case.Under the button there is a micro-switch,the plated button pushes the micro-switch and it´s jointed with two little spikes, so maybe the plated button it´s just shattered and a little glue will do the job.

    Good luck,here´s my emal address in case you need more info:

    [email protected]



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My first sons rio c2100 did the same thing . I needed to return it in the mail for the warranty exchange for a refurbished one.Is your warranty still in ? I hope so . If not , they will tell you to buy a referbished one for 99.00 .CRAZY !!! I had bought 2 (for my 2 sons). Now, my second son's power button won't work. The button is really loose and wiggley. He dropped it from only 4 inches onto a carpeted floor .I cannot find anyone to fix this for me . The design on these are absolutely stupid. Do you have any suggestions for me??

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