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Mandarb
2015-11-19, 22:13
My SB3 from 2005 has apparently suffered enough and died. When I came
back from vacation this summer it would crash/reboot every time I tried to
play music. I did a factory reset and it worked for a while, but has
starting crashing again when I try to play music (same behavior wireless
or wired). I opened it up and noticed there is some oddness around the
solder posts in the front <https://goo.gl/photos/Xo6eCEvtLsp3iZq97>. Has
it suffered a true death?

Is the HiFiBerry DAC+ combo running piCorePlayer a good replacement?

--
Yield to temptation, it may not pass your way again.

Fizbin
2015-11-19, 23:33
Hum... It almost looks like it over heated.

Jeff07971
2015-11-20, 02:08
My SB3 from 2005 has apparently suffered enough and died. When I came
back from vacation this summer it would crash/reboot every time I tried to
play music. I did a factory reset and it worked for a while, but has
starting crashing again when I try to play music (same behavior wireless
or wired). I opened it up and noticed there is some oddness around the
solder posts in the front <https://goo.gl/photos/Xo6eCEvtLsp3iZq97>. Has
it suffered a true death?

Is the HiFiBerry DAC+ combo running piCorePlayer a good replacement?

--
Yield to temptation, it may not pass your way again.


I doubt that it is anything to do with it, thats poorly (aqueous) cleaned flux from soldering, on the right you can still see some small beads of flux

The two soldered connections above are interesting though, they look hand soldered.

and as to your second question, Pi2 + DAC+ + piCorePlayer is a great replacement, depending on how you control it you may want to add the Pi Touchscreen

There are other DAC's which people recommend as well.

Mnyb
2015-11-26, 08:54
My SB3 from 2005 has apparently suffered enough and died. When I came
back from vacation this summer it would crash/reboot every time I tried to
play music. I did a factory reset and it worked for a while, but has
starting crashing again when I try to play music (same behavior wireless
or wired). I opened it up and noticed there is some oddness around the
solder posts in the front <https://goo.gl/photos/Xo6eCEvtLsp3iZq97>. Has
it suffered a true death?

Is the HiFiBerry DAC+ combo running piCorePlayer a good replacement?

--
Yield to temptation, it may not pass your way again.

Sometimes it can be a failed wifi card , it can be removed .

Sometimes it's the power supply .

And sometimes it's actually dead , rip .