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    Possible to revive bricked Squeezebox classic?

    I am still relatively new to squeezebox, and am on the look for the classic devices.
    there are some on ebay that are advertised as "tested and not working" such as this one
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Logitech-Sque...item1e7abad5e1

    can one expect to be able to get those back to life, or are those parts devices?

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    Possible to revive bricked Squeezebox classic?

    Your biggest hope is that it is the wireless card holding it down. It's a
    very (if not the most) common failure for the wireless card to either just
    need a reseating or have failed keeping it from booting further. A common
    tell-tale of that is that they don't do anything but their toslink ports
    are lit up. In this state one can dismantle it, remove the wireless card
    and either replace it or used it wired. This is the exact same way the
    wired only SB3's were sold from the factory. Other common failures are the
    external power supply and some caps failing inside that are well
    documented. If it is none of those things and a full Xilinx reset does not
    do it, you probably really have something difficult to fix.

    Thanks,

    -Chris



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    > I am still relatively new to squeezebox, and am on the look for the
    > classic devices.
    > there are some on ebay that are advertised as "tested and not working"
    > such as this one
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    > http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Logitech-Sque...item1e7abad5e1
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    > devices?
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    It might also be a dead display. The display seems to especially susceptible to being dropped. This happened to mine. The Toslink was lighted and the power supply was good, but without a display, hard to tell if working and also hard to use. But, it can be rescued with the Net::UDP tool that you can find on this forum. It's command line and you have to be patient to work through it. I rescued my SB3 and it works just fine as a "blind" player.

    Here's a link to some info on Net::UDP:

    http://swisschecklist.com/en/qsjakd4...Remote-Control

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    In the checklist it forgets to mention that if the receiver was previously configured for wireless you will have to do a factory reset for the receiver to recognize that it has a ehternet cable attached. Don't know if this is true for the SB3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisla View Post
    Your biggest hope is that it is the wireless card holding it down. It's a
    very (if not the most) common failure for the wireless card to either just
    need a reseating or have failed keeping it from booting further. A common
    tell-tale of that is that they don't do anything but their toslink ports
    are lit up. In this state one can dismantle it, remove the wireless card
    and either replace it or used it wired. This is the exact same way the
    wired only SB3's were sold from the factory. Other common failures are the
    external power supply and some caps failing inside that are well
    documented. If it is none of those things and a full Xilinx reset does not
    do it, you probably really have something difficult to fix.
    Chris: could you point me to those documented failing caps?
    I have a bricked Squeezebox classic that doesn't provide any sign of life. no lit up toslink ports etc...
    If I know where the problem possibly is, someone can repair it for me, but for now I haven't got a clue at all...
    There are 10 kinds of people in the world - those who understand binary and those who don't.

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    I'll second what chrisla said. All the "bricked" SB2s & SB3s I've come across (several) have been bricked due to bad wireless cards. Crack the case and remove the card and I've always found you end up with a perfectly functioning (albeit wired-only) SqueezeBox.

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    Thanks guys!

    That sounds promising. I would be OK with a dead unit if need be, and can do without the wifi card; but getting one of them is the main issue; so going to fixer-upper way seems interesting. Altough, I might have a few questions in the process.

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    Is there nobody who can point me to those well documented failing caps?
    my toslink port doesn't show any light so it's probably not my wifi card and I also already tried another powersupply...
    There are 10 kinds of people in the world - those who understand binary and those who don't.

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    I have not seen anything directly applicable to bad capacitors in SBs. This site helped me recover a video card with bad caps:

    http://www.badcaps.net/

    There might be something about SBs in their forum. Might try a google search on their domain.

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