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Subject: Re: iAudio X5 repair help/advice

Re: iAudio X5 repair help/advice

From: Michael Sevakis <>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 21:54:44 -0400

We can forgive Cowon for not protecting minor components, can't we?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linus Nielsen Feltzing" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 2:41 AM
Subject: Re: iAudio X5 repair help/advice

> Ray Lambert wrote:
> > 2) To those of you who are familiar with the X5 internals, is there any
> > hope of my possibly repairing it myself? I'm pretty good with a
> > iron, but not good enough to repair surface mount components, which is
> > what I expect to find. Is it even worth my opening it to look and see?
> I had a quick look at the hardware, and it looks like the charging
> circuit itself is pretty well protected, but the charger detection logic
> is not. It may very well be that the detection is broken, but the
> charging still works.
> If the detection is broken, you will not be able to repair it yourself,
> since you would have to replace the CPU...
> Your only chance would be to nag us developers to develop the code to
> handle charging in Rockbox, and have a manual procedure to tell Rockbox
> that the charger is attached.
> Let's hope I'm wrong about having to replace the CPU...
> Linus
Received on 2007-05-09

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