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eflukx
2006-02-24, 05:38
I've just bought a second hand SLIMP3 player.

Nice machine, but mine doesn't work like it should. It finds te server, but when i press "play" it hangs. The menu freezes and i cannot ping the player anymore.

It tried many different setups:

- ss (winxp) 4.2.4 on laptop via linksys router and WiFI
- ss (winxp) 6.2 on laptop via linksys router and WiFI
- ss (winxp) 6.2 on desktop via linksys router and ethernet
- ss (debian on VMware/win32) 4.2 on desktop via linksys router and ethernet
- ss (debian on VMware/win32) 6.2 on desktop via linksys router and ethernet
- ss (winxp) 6.2 on desktop via crossover cable
- ss (debian on VMware/win32) 4.2 on desktop crossover cable
- ss (debian on VMware/win32) 6.2 on desktop crossover cable

I've also upgraded the firmware from v2.2 to v2.3. I tried both automatic and manual configs. The player can find the server without any problems (and has for a moment even played some music!) but it's unstable as hell!

Does this sound familiar to someone ? Any help is appreciated.

stinkingpig
2006-02-24, 22:13
>
> I've just bought a second hand SLIMP3 player.
>
> Nice machine, but mine doesn't work like it should. It finds te server,
> but when i press "play" it hangs. The menu freezes and i cannot ping the
> player anymore.
>
> It tried many different setups:
>
> - ss (winxp) 4.2.4 on laptop via linksys router and WiFI
> - ss (winxp) 6.2 on laptop via linksys router and WiFI
> - ss (winxp) 6.2 on desktop via linksys router and ethernet
> - ss (debian under VMware/win32) 4.2 on desktop via linksys router and
> ethernet
> - ss (debian under VMware/win32) 6.2 on desktop via linksys router and
> ethernet
> - ss (winxp) 6.2 on desktop via crossover cable
> - ss (debian under VMware/win32) 4.2 on desktop crossover cable
> - ss (debian under VMware/win32) 6.2 on desktop crossover cable
>
> I've also upgraded the firmware from v2.2 to v2.3. I tried both
> automatic and manual configs. The player can find the server without
> any problems (and has for a moment even played some music!) but it's
> unstable as hell!
>
> Does this sound familiar to someone ? Any help is appreciated.
>

the slimp3 has a very small buffer, but I'd still expect all these to
work. In the 6.x versions, has the server finished building its library? I
don't recall if 4.x had to chew on it for a while or not...
--
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eflukx
2006-02-27, 07:51
Yep.

I kept the library very small. Just for testing purposes.

Pale Blue Ego
2006-02-27, 08:59
Could be a flaky player. My Slimp3 works fine using 6.22. I ran it for a long time using 5.4.1, which was a nice, stable release.

snarlydwarf
2006-02-27, 09:04
Checked your firewall?

Blocking port 1069/UDP?

eflukx
2006-02-28, 13:48
I'm afraid it's a flaky player. I'm running no firewall locally. I was using this forum as a last resort. Mayb someone has had the same probs.. Apperently not.

I'll check the player on hardware level: Noise on powersupply. Cold joints on the PCB. Bad connection on uC socket.
Mayb a faulty uC. Does anybody know the if "real" sourcecode (or binary) for the PIC uController have been made available?? (So i can flash a new controller)

Thanx for your responses.

Jacob Potter
2006-02-28, 14:05
On 2/28/06, eflukx <eflukx.23yixb1141159807 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
> Does anybody know the if "real" sourcecode (or
> binary) for the PIC uController have been made available?? (So i can
> flash a new controller)

The source is in Subversion, see
http://svn.slimdevices.com/trunk/slimp3/firmware/ . Note the license
restrictions (it's not GPL). You can recompile it with gpasm if you
really want to.

- Jacob

eflukx
2006-03-22, 11:14
Thanks for your responses!

I've solved the problem. I resoldered the PCB en sanded the pins of the PIC uC. I think oxidation on the uC pins was the cause of the trouble.

So anyone with weird problems with a SLIMP3 pointing to defective HW this is something to check!

waldy
2006-03-23, 16:52
Hi, I'm having similar problems with my slimp3, (instability, connection to slim 6.5 occasional, sometimes long enough to play a bar of music.

Any advice appreciated,

I've pinged the player with 256bytes drops a few, replies in 1 or 2ms for a few then drops 3or so packets again.

Which pins did you clean / resolder? maybe its the same fault?

thanks.

W.





I've solved the problem. I resoldered the PCB en sanded the pins of the PIC uC. I think oxidation on the uC pins was the cause of the trouble.

So anyone with weird problems with a SLIMP3 pointing to defective HW this is something to check!

eflukx
2006-05-02, 15:23
I resoldered all the non-SMD pins (mainly connectors/vfd interface) and i sanded the four sides of the uPC (first remove the square IC from its PLCC socket off course)

I think the sanding caused my device to work again, but i can't really tell because i did the soldering and sanding in one go.

greetz and succes!