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Subject: Re: OT: DC IN broken
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-07-09


>Hi,
>
>I finally got around to look at my broken 20GB Jukebox Recorder (board
>rev. 1.3B). It doesn't power-on anymore when I plug in the charger but the
>solder points inside the archos seemed to be fine. If i apply 5V to the
>battery-connectors the unit *does* work.
>
>Since I'm not an electronics expert, I don't know where to look for broken
>parts inside the player. Those SMD-parts are looking all the same to me ;)
>Any hints?
>
>Thanks,
>Patrick

A few mails back there was a chat about what happens if you reverse the
polarity ...it kills the charger circuit ...as this sounds like your
problem (although maybe not your cause) you may like to read up about
leaky/black capacitors and charger chip replacement part-numbers :)

BC

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