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Subject: RE: FM Recorder developed two Faults
From: John Gurd (
Date: 2004-08-02

I've spoken to the technical department of the firm I bought it from.
They're going to try to repair it so I've just shipped it off to them. I've
also bought another one on E-Bay, so I'm going to get a friend to replace
the FMR's hard disk with an 80GB one. The TravelStar seems to be the one
people were recommending. Any do's and don'ts I should know about?


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Fred
Sent: 02 August 2004 09:12
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: FM Recorder developed two Faults

John Gurd wrote :
> During this time the right channel
> stopped working. I know for a fact that the headphone mini-jack has become
> faulty. I think the metal in the headphone jack expanded slightly in the
> heat and unfortunately didn't contract when it became cooler so that the
> of the headphone plug no longer makes contact. I can get the right channel
> back temporarily by pressing quite hard on the plug but it's not very
> practical. My father-in-law opened up the machine slightly and says the
> socket for the headphone jack is enclosed and can't be got at. Does this
> mean that it cannot be repaired?

I had exactly the same problem, and could fix it myself : just open
the FMR and solder the headphone jack back, previously the soldering
point had been broken and it works like a charm now ;). Just pay
attention to the little cables ...


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