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Subject: Jukebox 20 pcb fried? Does anyone want a non charging Jukebox?
From: rik_at_paradise.net.nz
Date: 2004-09-15


Hi,

Approximately 2 months after my warranty expired for my Jukebox 20 I noticed
that the unit was not charging up. I replaced the DC adaptor (same
voltage/ampage) but had the same problem unit was plugged in but would not
charge/run off dc. And then while trying to run it off DC again a puff of smoke
and an electrical smell came from the unit. Not good. Couldnt see any burn
marks if I opened up the unit but if I put some new charged batteries in it
would work perfectly.

So got it RMAed at the cost of $120US (had to go to France and it got lost in
the mail for ~4 months!!!) where I think they replaced all pcb boards and put a
new set of batteries.

Two months later the same thing happens again. No charging, some smoke, a bad
smell and one annoyed owner.

This time I cant be fscked paying lotsa money to get it repaired again. The
unit will still work if charged batteries are used by I can not be bothered
changing batteries everytime I want to use it.

So does anyone have any experiences of this happening or perhaps how to fix it
(with out getting it RMAed)?

Otherwise does anyone or perhaps the Rockboxx dev team want a kinda broken
Jukebox 20?

Offers would be welcome but Id be happy enough to get rid of it if buyer paid
shipping.
Note that I am in New Zealand so shipping may be quite expensive depending on
where you are in the world.

First in, first served with preference going to purchase offers unless the
Rockboxx dev team want it because they get dibs for producing some awesome
firmware that was totally superior to the Archos releases.

Richard

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