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Subject: Re: H10 20GB

Re: H10 20GB

From: Daryl Marie <>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 08:34:58 -0700

> Hi all,
> In a series of body blows, I managed to obliterate my H320. The player
> served me well for roughly 3 years.
> The H10 looks like a decent replacement and I can buy an unused unit for
> not too much. After checking the specs, I did however notice that the
> battery is only rated at 5 hours. Is this still true for the current
> builds? 5 hours sounds a little skimpy. Inter continental flights are
> often in excess of 10 hours. 5 hour batterylife is just not enough.
> And now the scoop of the H320 death.
> 1st body blow: My charger was at work. At home I have a universtal
> charger that almost fits. The charger worked in the past. The player was
> placed on charge, but after a while, I tried to remove the charger. The
> middle pin of the charge point broke off.
> 2nd body blow: In an attempt to charge the player for the next day in the
> car,
> the
> charger was reinserted. The contact was wonky and the player kept
> changing from charge to disconnected. At work, I remounted the center
> plug, but something was not quite right. It was possible to listen to
> music while charging, but when the disk was accessed, the player skipped
> and the screen went al bugeyed. The runtime was also down to 3 hours
> from an easy 12 hours.
> At home I opened up the player and did some measurements. The power
> consumption figures mentioned on did not match my
> measurements. I decided to pack it all up and use our Fluke thermal
> imager at work to check out the overheating IC. Consumption was up to
> 700mA while accessing disk, 190mA whilst idling and 270mA whilst decoding.
> 3rd body blow:Unfortunately, when I turned around, the player fell
> off my desk and the ribbon cable to the buttons tore right through. The
> cable is almost impossible to repair.
> I hope the power consumption of the H10 is better than mentioned on the
> site.
I do belieuve it is. I have an H10 with Rockbox (though I haven't updated
the build in awhile. The runtime for me is between 6-8 hours, depending on
if you're skipping around the player and such. It's a great little unit, by
the way.
Received on 2008-02-18

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