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candymanlux
2006-04-28, 23:23
Hi,

as you can see from the title I'm fairly new here. I just received my new Squeezebox v3 and installed Slimserver 6.2.2. OS is Windows 2003 SP1 with all hotfixes.
The SB switches on fine and firmware upgrade takes place. After the reboot I have all menus and I can search for artists or albums or whatever. So far so good. When I finally press play on a song it runs for about 20-30 seconds when the unit switches off to the screensaver (clock & date here) ... no more playback. I can switch the unit back on again but the same happens over and over. Could I have gotten a defective unit ? Are there any logs I could check?
Thanks and sorry for being the newbie today ;-)

Cheers

candymanlux
2006-04-28, 23:32
Hi,

please disregard my first mail ... fiddled around a bit ... SB continues to play but display switches off after 30 seconds even though in SlimServer it's set to continue showing the song title ... I'm getting there eventually ;-)

Sorry for wasting your time (unfortunately I couldn't find a button to delete this thread).

Cheers

peter
2006-04-28, 23:46
On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 23:32:37 -0700, "candymanlux"
<candymanlux.270jcb1146292501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> said:
>
> please disregard my first mail ... fiddled around a bit ... SB
> continues to play but display switches off after 30 seconds even though
> in SlimServer it's set to continue showing the song title ... I'm
> getting there eventually ;-)
>
> Sorry for wasting your time (unfortunately I couldn't find a button to
> delete this thread).

Don't feel bad. I'm a seasoned SB user and I recently bought a used SB1
that also had the display switch off. It took me too long to figure out
that the now playing screensaver brightness was set to 0... :(

Peter

candymanlux
2006-04-30, 00:10
Hi Peter,

that's exactly the problem I had :-) Due to the fact that the display was lit when selecting the song, I didn't even think about the brightness ... all seems to be working fine so far and I'm very happy with my purchase.

If now I would know a bit about the life expectancy of the display I could decide whether to leave a screensaver (clock) switch on when the SB is off or better just have it on when really using it.

Anyway ... thanks for your reply.

Cheers,
Pascal

kdf
2006-04-30, 00:30
On 30-Apr-06, at 12:10 AM, candymanlux wrote:
>
> If now I would know a bit about the life expectancy of the display I
> could decide whether to leave a screensaver (clock) switch on when the
> SB is off or better just have it on when really using it.
>

The display is Vaccuum Flourescent, based on modules from Noritake.
This technology is known to suffer from burn-in, but the lifetime is
very long (long enough that I don't believe they even quote MTBF in the
official specs). The original Slim Devices product, SliMP3 has been in
the field for years (5 I think?) using a Noritake Character display of
the same technology. Unit #1 is still running nicely. There was a
recent case brought up in the forum a while ago seemingly showing faded
pixels. The user was directed to slim devices support, and I'm not
sure what happened from there. Slimserver automatically scrolls long
lines, and typical browsing should give you a long life. It should not
be necessary to have to worry about turning the display down to zero.

-kdf