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    Happy owner of a Transporter since... well... quite some time now... I bought it in US, perhaps 10 years ago or more....

    About two years ago, the power supply gave up on me... I head no idea where to bring it for repair... And it stays on a shelve talking dust. I built a RPI3 with Hifiberry Pro and max2play to replace it. but... well... Was not the same. Having the Transporter with its display was way more rewarding....

    10 days ago, I finally decided to take my chances in a shop 30 minutes from home. Brought it, said I was ok to pay up to 300$ to get it fixed.... No promise, they said... they would try. And the guy fixed it Had to replace all the parts from the power supply ! Cost me 250$.

    Now, I'm enjoying again my Qobuz music with it... and... <3 tonight, I am so very happy.... I remember 10 years ago, when wanting to buy one, it was already hard to find. I found this one in US while I was traveling (I'm in Switzerland). And now that Logitech has killed the brand (as#$"£les ), these are very rare devices to find. And there are not much devices compatible with the LMS.

    I couldn't say why I'm so attached to this ecosystem. Or may yes, I can. I have a two squeezebox radio, a squeezebox boom, the software and the firmware are open source, it's efficient, there are great plugins, and it is still alive. So many reason to love it.

    Well... Just wanted to share my joy ;-)

    Have all a nice week-end

    #2
    Originally posted by Superkikim View Post
    Happy owner of a Transporter since... well... quite some time now... I bought it in US, perhaps 10 years ago or more....

    About two years ago, the power supply gave up on me... I head no idea where to bring it for repair... And it stays on a shelve talking dust. I built a RPI3 with Hifiberry Pro and max2play to replace it. but... well... Was not the same. Having the Transporter with its display was way more rewarding....

    10 days ago, I finally decided to take my chances in a shop 30 minutes from home. Brought it, said I was ok to pay up to 300$ to get it fixed.... No promise, they said... they would try. And the guy fixed it Had to replace all the parts from the power supply ! Cost me 250$.

    Now, I'm enjoying again my Qobuz music with it... and... <3 tonight, I am so very happy.... I remember 10 years ago, when wanting to buy one, it was already hard to find. I found this one in US while I was traveling (I'm in Switzerland). And now that Logitech has killed the brand (as#$"£les ), these are very rare devices to find. And there are not much devices compatible with the LMS.

    I couldn't say why I'm so attached to this ecosystem. Or may yes, I can. I have a two squeezebox radio, a squeezebox boom, the software and the firmware are open source, it's efficient, there are great plugins, and it is still alive. So many reason to love it.

    Well... Just wanted to share my joy ;-)

    Have all a nice week-end
    Is this the power supply?
    TT Electronics - SW3376 - TT Electronics SW3376 Mini Open Frame PSU 5VDC 2.3A -

    This open frame switch mode power supply is designed to provide single



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    Bedroom: Radio
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      #3
      no idea

      I have no idea. I didn't open it. I'm not much of an electronic repair guy.

      I just know he replaced all the component on the current board, and he also controlled and fixed any welding that would be weak and threatening to give up.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Superkikim View Post

        I couldn't say why I'm so attached to this ecosystem. Or may yes, I can. I have a two squeezebox radio, a squeezebox boom, the software and the firmware are open source, it's efficient, there are great plugins, and it is still alive. So many reason to love it.

        Well... Just wanted to share my joy ;-)

        Have all a nice week-end
        I completely understand. I have probably 4 more radios than I need, and just bought another used boom for $60usd. I have no immediate need for it. My wife asks, not in a critical way, and I just tell her that these devices are wonderful not onlyfor the MSRP back then, but the super bargain used prices now.

        As you said,just connect them to the wonderful ecosystem this community continues to develop and enjoy....

        ...now, off to resolve the sticky boom buttons!

        Jim

        Ps - I do not own a transporter, but desire one. Do I need one? No, that's the fun

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          #5
          Originally posted by Redrum View Post
          ...now, off to resolve the sticky boom buttons!
          My Boom is still in great condition for it's age. No sticky button. I can't say that much for the Radios I have . This is awful. I guess the best would be to get them printed in 3D. 3D printing requires design skills I don't have however if I can find some files, my brother has a 3D printer. He could print it for me.

          If you find your solution, let me know. I'd be glad to know.

          Originally posted by Redrum View Post
          Ps - I do not own a transporter, but desire one. Do I need one? No, that's the fun

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            #6
            Originally posted by Superkikim View Post
            If you find your solution, let me know. I'd be glad to know.

            Off topic - There are a few threads in this forum on resolving the "sticky". Do a google search (easier than a forum search) to give you the forum results.

            Most of the solutions involve isopropyl alcohol and a lot of elbow grease. I remember one that mentioned using automotive brake cleaner (not carb cleaner).

            Personally, for the radios, I do this - remove the two knobs, use alcohol to get most of it, then sand down to plastic. I then spray spray paint with black matte paint. It blends in well with the rest of the radio face. I think it's @Chill that mentioned using a "tactile" (rubber feel) paint for his. I think the buttons can also get sticky, but because if the graphics I would only use alcohol and a Q-Tip. The knobs bother me the most.

            Ill look around for the threads/posts and add then via edit

            Jim

            edit - here's one: https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...ky-front-panel
            Last edited by Redrum; 2022-07-16, 14:18. Reason: add link

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              #7
              Originally posted by Redrum View Post
              Off topic - There are a few threads in this forum on resolving the "sticky". Do a google search (easier than a forum search) to give you the forum results.

              Most of the solutions involve isopropyl alcohol and a lot of elbow grease. I remember one that mentioned using automotive brake cleaner (not carb cleaner).

              Personally, for the radios, I do this - remove the two knobs, use alcohol to get most of it, then sand down to plastic. I then spray spray paint with black matte paint. It blends in well with the rest of the radio face. I think it's @Chill that mentioned using a "tactile" (rubber feel) paint for his. I think the buttons can also get sticky, but because if the graphics I would only use alcohol and a Q-Tip. The knobs bother me the most.

              Ill look around for the threads/posts and add then via edit

              Jim

              edit - here's one: https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...ky-front-panel
              The coating started to peel off the knob of one of my Radios leaving shiny plastic underneath. It used to annoy me, now I try to ignore it.
              I reckon however bad it looks now I can always make it worse by attempting to fix it [emoji1787]

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                #8
                Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post
                I reckon however bad it looks now I can always make it worse by attempting to fix it [emoji1787]

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                Pulling them off, sanding, and spraying with matte black is hard to screw up...having said that, I have botched other things that seem simple

                Jim

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Redrum View Post
                  Pulling them off, sanding, and spraying with matte black is hard to screw up...having said that, I have botched other things that seem simple
                  On which subject, how hard do you have to pull ? Mine seem pretty firm, and I have wondered what the "pull limit" might be before breaking other stuff.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mrw View Post
                    On which subject, how hard do you have to pull ? Mine seem pretty firm, and I have wondered what the "pull limit" might be before breaking other stuff.
                    I just tried one of my radios that have never had the knobs removed. It took a bit of a tug, but they came off. Perhaps some are "stuck" due to age. The volume is harder because it's small. Perhaps try wiggling, rocking it a bit. I also wonder if silicone Lubricant sprayed in the gaps, then flip the radio face down for a bit.

                    They should come off

                    Jim

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Redrum View Post
                      I just tried one of my radios that have never had the knobs removed. It took a bit of a tug, but they came off. Perhaps some are "stuck" due to age. The volume is harder because it's small. Perhaps try wiggling, rocking it a bit. I also wonder if silicone Lubricant sprayed in the gaps, then flip the radio face down for a bit.

                      They should come off

                      Jim
                      after thinking about it a bit, I tried it again and realized I am using my thumb and forefinger to "pry" the knobs off. In other words, push your fingers against the face panel and you grip the knob. As you pull, you sort of roll your fingers with your fingernails rolling toward the face, sort of like a claw hammer pulling out a nail. If it doesn't work, regrip and try it again.

                      When putting them back on, ote that they are "keyed" with a flat spot

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                      note that all that debris on my faceplate must be the camera, right?

                      Jim

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Redrum View Post
                        note that all that debris on my faceplate must be the camera, right?
                        Well, I assumed that’s what it was.

                        Thanks for expanding on the process.

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