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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: ewells on December 11, 2006, 08:40:22 AM

Title: iRiver iHP-140: Dead due to incorrect voltage power... now what?
Post by: ewells on December 11, 2006, 08:40:22 AM
With sincerest gratitude to all you severe tech gurus out there, I humbly beseech your attention:

The original power supply for my unit developed a worn-out cord problem making it unreliable requiring me to use an after-market multi-voltage-selecting power supply.  My mistake was not gluing the selection into place.  As a result one day while connecting the unit to my PC and booting it, after several stupid attempts, it simply died and now refuses to spin, make it's booting sounds, etc.

When I do attach the correctly set power supply, the unit displays the power is connected but nothing works.

Being that I am not a mechanical or electrical engineer, I have no idea where exactly within the unit the trouble exists: could it be just within the electrical power connector or could the HDD be blown or what?  Could I swap my unit's HDD into a different "working" and more current iRiver jukebox?

Any thoughts, opinions and most especially wisdom would be most appreciative.

Thanks a lot and Happy Holid-DAZE!

Eric
Title: Re: iRiver iHP-140: Dead due to incorrect voltage power... now what?
Post by: larry_llama on January 09, 2007, 12:13:14 AM
THe unit is most certainly fried. Difficult to say about the hard drive... cheapest option is to buy a 1.8 inch to 3.5 inch ide adapter and try attaching the drive to a computer. You can find these adapters possibly advertised as allowing you to connect an "ipod hard drive" to a computer. If I were you I'd not waste time. Just sell the broken one on ebay and buy another. By the time you waste time and money on trying to fix it, you have probably spent more than the value of a new (or used working) one. THat is assuming you have your music backed up somewhere...