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Subject: JB6000 continued woes

JB6000 continued woes

From: Bradley Alexander <>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 00:21:25 -0500

The continuing saga of my daughter's JB6000...Hopefully someone has some

She has had constant problems with the unit locking up. I used to have this
unit myself until I got a great deal on a used Recorder-20. When I had it, I
mainly played it in the car. I noticed that squeezing the top right bumper or
hitting a particularly bad stretch of road would make it lock up or shut off.
I decided to crack it open, and found that the jumper that goes around the
top right bumper was binding the spring holding the battery in place. So I
unsoldered it and re-ran it.

She inherited it some time after that, and being a teenage girl, she moves the
unit around a lot more than I did. She listens to it on the school bus, and
whenever, never jogging, or anything as active as that, and it locks up on
her regularly. So, the last time I was in it, I ended up putting a bead of
solder on the joint of the spring and the jumper. She continued to experience
problems. So I defragged, and ultimately reformatted her drive. Still
problems. Last week, I upgraded the 6GB Fujitsu drive to a 20GB IBM
Travelmate. Everything went well, and for the first week or so, she but she
is now complaining that even though the unit is fully charged, if she doesn't
hold the "on" button, the unit shuts off. The batteries (2100 maH) are about
12-15 months old.

Any ideas what could be causing this?

Bradley M. Alexander                       |
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Debian/GNU Linux Developer                 |   storm [at]
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Received on 2005-02-26

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