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    Squeezebox 2 spares

    Hi everyone,

    I posted on the forum a few days ago regarding my squeezebox stopping working (Begineers forum). But over the weekend I found that this seemed to be a fault with the cable going from the motherboard to the screen pcb. So after reading around I attempted to remove the connector and solder my own connecton using a spare IDE ribbon cable. After a few hours I found this task to be almost impossible due to the size of the pcb connector points. So I was wondering if :-

    A) Anyone would like to buy my SB of me for spares, I am pretty sure the main motherboard is ok.

    B) Someone is very kind enough to suggest how else I repair the connection .

    C) Offer to repair the connection for me where I would pay a decent price to get my fantastic SB into life again.

    D) Someone can tell me where i can buy a new screen pcb with connector.

    Jason

    PS: Squeezebox version 2 is silver and wireless.

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    You should probably post a pic so we can tell if it's salvageable - have you soldered on it already?

    Also, with a voltmeter we can narrow diwn the cause of the problem.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the very quick reply. I did take a picture of the display PCB but my camara phone didnt have a good enough resolution.
    Basically i have completely removed the ribbon cable connector on the display pcb to expose the raw solder points but thay are very close together. The main board i have done nothing too so should still work. I will try get some hires pictures as soon as possible once i get hold of a camara :S

    Jason

  4. #4
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    Re: Squeezebox 2 spares

    If you have not damaged the print and think the socket can be re fitted I
    have no problem doing it for you FOC if you cover postage both ways - I see
    you are UK based

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the very quick reply. I did take a picture of the display
    PCB but my camara phone didnt have a good enough resolution.
    Basically i have completely removed the ribbon cable connector on the
    display pcb to expose the raw solder points but thay are very close
    together. The main board i have done nothing too so should still work.
    I will try get some hires pictures as soon as possible once i get hold
    of a camara :S

    Jason


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    Well that is a great offer karl unfortunately the ribbon connector was damaged when i tried to remove it so i dont think it could be put back on . I am based in the UK and not rich enough yet to afford more then 1 squeezebox yet .

    Jason

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    Re: Squeezebox 2 spares

    Can you find one on www.rswww.com that the same ?

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    Well that is a great offer karl unfortunately the ribbon connector
    was damaged when i tried to remove it so i dont think it could be put
    back on . I am based in the UK and not rich enough yet to afford more
    then 1 squeezebox yet .

    Jason


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    Sorry I havent replied to this message for a while but I have only just got back from holiday.

    I have had a look at the RS online plus other componant catalogues but cant find anything that I confidently think is the correct connector

    I guess the only thing that would definitely fix my SB 2 would be a new screen PCB with/without the 20 way connector.

    So if anyone is reading this post that has got a screen that would work for a SB2 I will gladly pay a fair price for it.

    Jason

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    I don't know any of the details, but someone is selling a broken SB2 on eBay. Last time I looked the high bid was $1.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Broken-Wired-Squ...QQcmdZViewItem

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