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Subject: JB6000 woes
From: Bradley Alexander (storm_at_tux.org)
Date: 2004-10-09


Got a question with my daughter's JB6000. The thing suffers mightily from the
red dead led issue. I checked the wire that loops around the battery
connection under the upper left bumper. As it turns out, it was looped in
such a way that any kind of bump on that bumper would either cause the RDL or
shut the unit off. So I re-ran the wire, still leaving it in contact with the
spring. But I didn't have enough solder, so I went back in this past weekend
and resoldered the two connections. I also, to make sure the wire stayed in
contact, put a bead of solder on the wire and the spring.

Unfortunately, now my daughter says that it locks up on her even more than it
did before. I used to use it in the car (sitting flat on the passenger seat),
and it would almost never lock up. I just witnessed it locking up, sitting
flat on a table as she was listening to it while surfing the net.

Since the little solder episode, I plugged it into a Windows box just to
defrag the drive, to no avail.

Is the solder bead between the battery spring leading me into these problems,
or is it possibly something else? I can pull it apart and see if there is a
bit of solder between the terminal connections and something else...Anyone
else have any kind of suggestions?

Thanks,

-- 
--Brad
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Bradley M. Alexander                       |
IA Analyst, SysAdmin, Security Engineer    |   storm [at] tux.org
Debian/GNU Linux Developer                 |   storm [at] debian.org
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