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Mp3 players that do not retain settings (Rio Cali 128mb)

by davidkichi / November 24, 2009 8:32 PM PST

I have this mp3 player that doesn't retain any of it's settings anymore like the FM station setttings. It started when I plugged it into a 4AA battery box and I'm guessing it fried some component inside, but don't know enough about electronics to know what really went on. Can somebody who does tell me what part got toasted and can it be easily repaired or just tossed out? Thanks in advance for any professional or experienced advice!

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Small fry -- and fried.
by fihart / November 25, 2009 5:14 AM PST

No disrespect to your Rio but 128meg is pretty tiny these days and, fact is, there isn't much you can fix on subminiature electronics like that, even if you could figure out which bits to replace.

I'd take it as an opportunity to experience a new player -- there are some excellent ones like Sansa and Sony at a decent range of prices.

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Toss it
by make_or_break / November 25, 2009 4:59 PM PST

About the only way you could "fix" many MP3 devices is to find a working, used one on eBay or Craigslist to replace the one you've got. Not even worth that effort for only 128k of cap.

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