used X5 - good or bad idea?
I'm new to this forum, so first off:
Also, I'm kind of a noob when it comes to the technical aspects of mp3 players. So bare with me.
I've been looking and looking, for an mp3 player to replace my Vision: M.
LOVE my Zen, but the battery is starting to die and I'd like to try out something different to change things up - I've had it for 3 years now.
After some research, I stumbled upon this little gadget.
And from what I've read so far, it seems like just the player I'm looking for.
I don't care about videos or photos. Just music and good audio quality.
My only wish is that it came with a larger storage.
60GB would be perfect.
Anyways, since it's been discontinued since 2007, it's hard to get a hold of one.
I found a few new ones online, but they're going for over $300 :eek:
I might as well get a new Samsung P3 for cheaper.
(But I don't care for touch screens)
Now, I have found a used one within my budget.
It seems the owner has replaced the battery with a new one.
Again, I'm a noob and have never opened up an mp3 player
to do modifications or anything like that.
Is it a good idea to buy a used X5 that has had it's battery replaced?
Or is that too risky?
Any specific questions I should ask the owner before pulling the trigger?
I have already asked if any other mods have been done to it (he hasn't answered back yet).
Thanks in advance!
So glad I found this site! It rocks! :D
The X5 did come in 60GB, as well as 20 and 30GB versions. There's also people been modding it with newer, even bigger hard disks (or with solid-state CF cards, which I did to my X5). If you can get an X5 with a fresh battery for a good price, it sure is still a very good audio player, with both the stock firmware and Rockbox.
It's just that I can't find any of those at all. I see some 20GBs and 30GBs floating around, but never 60GB's.
Yeah I saw that! Thanks for the link. But like I said, I've never done anything like that - but it doesn't look too hard. Which is another reason I'm liking this used X5 idea.
If I break it while trying to modify it, I won't be too heartbroken.
I forgot to also ask, but I think I already know the answer (no):
Is there song rating at all? Or a DJ?
Like with the Zen. I love those 2 features and use them regularly.
I'm not sure what this Rockbox is all about.
But I'm determined to find out because it sounds awesome :D
Thanks for the info!
Well , I'll find out tommorow if it was a good idea :p
I've just bought a X5 from eBay, a fat-ol' 60 GB :D
It just needs a battery replacement; is this one ok ?
And , does anyone know were (if) I could buy an original battery ?
Right now I'm reading thru the X5 forum to see what mods people are doing :D and there are some really nice ones :eek:
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