Augh!! I dropped my mp3 player!!

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  • FWB 17 Jun 2003 10:37:37 56,367 posts
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    Bash it. Bash it real good. And then, once you've done that, bash it some more.
  • Blerk Moderator 17 Jun 2003 10:40:37 48,222 posts
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    You work in tech support, FWB. Am I right? :-)
  • FWB 17 Jun 2003 10:44:26 56,367 posts
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    I'd kill myself if I did (no offense to tech support guys and gals out there). :)

    Related PA sketch. One of my favourites.
  • FWB 17 Jun 2003 10:46:47 56,367 posts
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    Have you checked that its plugged in/has batteries?

    :p
  • Blerk Moderator 17 Jun 2003 10:47:12 48,222 posts
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    Sounds broken to me, otto. You should've dropped it on something soft.
  • Blerk Moderator 17 Jun 2003 10:52:31 48,222 posts
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    If it's broken then you've got nothing to lose. I'd take it apart and have a shufty inside. Wiggle a few bits. Tap the chips n' stuff. Then put it back together and see if you made it worse. Then buy a new one. :-)
  • FWB 17 Jun 2003 10:58:44 56,367 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    Sounds broken to me, otto. You should've dropped it on something soft.

    I second Blerk. I think it may be broken. Although I don't agree with his solution. I don't think you should've dropped it at all.
  • Blerk Moderator 17 Jun 2003 11:03:47 48,222 posts
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    Alternative solution:
    Put the player somewhere precarious but mostly hidden. 'Arrange' to have the missus knock it onto the floor. Complain bitterly that she broke it. She feels guilty and buys you a new one. :-)
  • ssuellid 17 Jun 2003 11:07:21 19,141 posts
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    Have you done the standard reset trick? Take out the batteries for a few minutes and then stick them back in again.
  • CerealKey 17 Jun 2003 11:08:28 2,860 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    Alternative solution:
    Put the player somewhere precarious but mostly hidden. 'Arrange' to have the missus knock it onto the floor. Complain bitterly that she broke it...
    she tells you off for being so bloody stupid as to put it there and tells you you're not buying another one.
  • Killerbee 17 Jun 2003 11:08:53 5,080 posts
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    [voice of reason] Has the warranty expired? You probably don't want to open it up if it'll invalidate that. You might be able to get a free/cheap fix by telling them 'it just broke'. Be sure to cover up any signs of impact damage first though.

    Otherwise you could try claiming on your household contents insurance (if it's worth more than your excess). [/voice of reason]

    If it really is knackered beyond repair you should take all the bits out and make an MP3 player collage. I'm sure you'd be able to get it into a poncy art gallery under the banner of '21st century deconstructionism'. Or something. :)

    Edited by Killerbee at 10:09:48 17-06-2003
  • Deleted user 17 June 2003 11:22:09
    I dropped my PS2 once and that stopped working, so I took the lid off, stared at it a bit, put the lid back on and it worked! So er, try that.
  • FWB 17 Jun 2003 11:24:04 56,367 posts
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    Staring is always a good move, providing you couple it with some bashing.

    Be careful though.

    Edited by FWB at 10:25:12 17-06-2003
  • Deleted user 17 June 2003 11:38:58
    otto wrote:
    FWB wrote:
    Be careful though.
    Cripes! I will!

    Interesting stuff happens in Michigan eh?

    Interesting names, too: Curtis Klix?!
  • Pirotic Moderator 17 Jun 2003 11:44:05 20,642 posts
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    first try the memory in another device if possible, or try turning the player on without the memory.

    if it still doesn't work, check your warranty
  • Nemesis 17 Jun 2003 12:00:04 19,957 posts
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    Clumsy old git!

    Well, you know what I'd recommend. /joins in WOPR chorus/
  • Machiavel 17 Jun 2003 12:42:02 5,964 posts
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    My Creative mp3 player tends to break a short but essential connection when I've dropped it for the umpteenth time. It's a little connection or something that needs to be resoldered - bizarrely my dad couldn't turn my PC on but he has fixed the mp3 player several times. There you go, send it to my dad ;)

    Edited by Machiavel at 11:42:17 17-06-2003
  • Deleted user 17 June 2003 13:52:45
    Phew, be glad that it wasn't an iPod. Though these things don't break as easily. :)
  • Deleted user 17 June 2003 15:31:17
    What size iPod did you go for WOPR? Oh and my deepest condolences to Otto, I broke my Pine D'Music player which I bought in HK about 5 years ago. It must have been made on a Friday because mine was plagued with problems.
  • Shivoa 17 Jun 2003 17:41:02 6,314 posts
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    Oh, anyone who is buying an iPod and is working/studying in education (those who don't would be breaking the terms of agreement if they asked someone they knew at Uni/children at Uni to do it for them so I'm sure none of you would ever do that) try the Apple Store for Education (UK - don't know the Euro links).

    The new models are 230 for a basic 10GB, 275 for the 15GB, and 370 for the 30GB. That includes VAT and delivery and I'm not sure how great those prices are but I can opnly find them for quite a bit more when I did a quick look.
  • Machiavel 17 Jun 2003 17:50:22 5,964 posts
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    10Gb is bigger than my PC's hard drive! Since my current mp3 player is a palty 32Mb, I might look around for the old 5Gb going cheap.
  • Killerbee 17 Jun 2003 17:53:40 5,080 posts
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    Education discounts are a wonderful thing - and everyone knows someone in full time education, right?

    iirc the Student Edition licence for MS Office is the biggest seller for home users. It just shows how much MS and others are ripping people off who pay full price.
  • Deleted user 18 June 2003 15:32:27
    WOPR wrote:
    What turned up was a Windows (I've sorted that out already!) 10gb one with the solid-state wheel (yay), a remote (yay again) and a case! (thrice yay!). It's in perfect condition too with all packaging.
    My Jukebox 3 is better, so neeeerrrrr!
  • FWB 18 Jun 2003 15:34:26 56,367 posts
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    Mr Sleep wrote:
    My Jukebox 3 is better, so neeeerrrrr!

    I second that. :)

    Out of interest, does an I-Pod have proper output jacks, i.e. not just a headphone one, and can it rip?
  • FWB 18 Jun 2003 16:03:46 56,367 posts
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    WOPR wrote:
    Just headphone and no ripping.

    Phew! Makes me happier for buying the chunkier product. :) The outputs were important to me cos I like plugging it up to decent speaker sets round mates' places. Otherwise I'm sure I would've gone for an I-Pod. Smaller and nicer looking. Obviously better as a personal stereo.
  • FWB 18 Jun 2003 17:47:57 56,367 posts
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    WOPR wrote:
    I should add I only paid 149+VAT for my iPod - what a deal!

    That is good. E-bay?
  • FWB 18 Jun 2003 18:11:32 56,367 posts
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    WOPR wrote:
    Nope. Mac dealer - ex-demo, used once, 1 year warranty - top that!

    /Grumbles

    Oh yeah, well I slept with your wife!
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    And now it won't recognise my MMC cards!

    Tried connecting to it via PC, no chance, so I can't reformat them or anything. Anyone got any bright ideas, or is God telling me to buy an iPod?
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Very good. Now about my mp3 player???
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Bah! What the hell use is an internet forum if you can't abuse it for some free (helpful) tech support?

    *grumble*
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