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bytheedge
2007-01-10, 06:09
Hi,

Does anyone know of any companies in the UK that can repair Squeezeboxes?

I have a SB 1 that has just died, no power, nothing. I've bought SB 3 just to survive but would like to try and getting my original one working again.

Thanks

bte

Robin Bowes
2007-01-10, 06:37
bytheedge wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Does anyone know of any companies in the UK that can repair
> Squeezeboxes?
>
> I have a SB 1 that has just died, no power, nothing. I've bought SB 3
> just to survive but would like to try and getting my original one
> working again.

It will probably cost you more to get it repaired than to buy a new one.

R.

ceejay
2007-01-10, 13:32
It will probably cost you more to get it repaired than to buy a new one.

R.

... especially if you are happy with an SB1 and can find one on ebay...

bytheedge
2007-01-11, 02:18
I've already gone and bought a SB3 as a replacement but was hoping to find a way to get the SB1 repaired but it needs to be cost effective.

bte

funkstar
2007-01-11, 09:01
is there anything specifit wrong with it, or does it just not work any more?

For instance, if it is a dodgy power connection, that could be repaired very easily. But if there was anything wrong with the screen or the CPY, then you are probably SOL.

Have you contacted support@slim to see if there is anything they can do?

bytheedge
2007-01-11, 09:13
Hi Funkstar,

It's dead, appears as if no power is going in but have tried the power supply from my SB3, makes no difference.

I've emailed support, they suggested trying factory reset, which didn't work. Awaiting a further reply from them.

Just wondered if there was anywhere in the UK that might be able to have a quick look rather than having to send it to the States. I reckon it will actually be going in the bin :(

bte

Skunk
2007-01-11, 09:20
I reckon it will actually be going in the bin :(

bte

Before you throw it away I'd open it, and inspect with a magnifying glass all the smd's and caps to see if anything looks strange. There was a fix for Mac wireless base stations on seanadams.com which involved replacing one cap. If you could spot the damage (bulging cap or burnt trace or something) any local electronics repair shop could fix it. Good luck :)

Robin Bowes
2007-01-11, 11:13
bytheedge wrote:
Just wondered if there was anywhere in the UK that might be able to
> have a quick look rather than having to send it to the States. I reckon
> it will actually be going in the bin :(

Send it to me before you put it in the bin.

If I can fix it easily I'll send it back to you.

If not, I may find a use for it (I never throw anything out. :)

R.

peter
2007-01-14, 11:54
funkstar wrote:
> is there anything specifit wrong with it, or does it just not work any
> more?
>
> For instance, if it is a dodgy power connection, that could be repaired
> very easily. But if there was anything wrong with the screen or the CPY,
> then you are probably SOL.
>

I imagine there must be quite a few people with spare displays from
upgrading their SB1 to a graphic display. You could try asking if you
know the display is faulty.

Regards,
Peter