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AlfonsoBongon 09-04-2010 11:19 AM

Need USB data/charging cable for YH-920 gs
Hi guys,

I need a USB cable for a YH-920 GS ("napster" model). Ebay is by far the cheapest, but the only cables advertised as for my player are from sellers in the Far East and delivery takes a long time. UK sellers have cables for the YP models. Are these the same as for the YH-920? Reading the blurb in the Eastern listings it appears they are; however the UK guys only claim their cables are good for the YPs. Amazon is equally confusing. Can anyone help? Cheers, Alfonso

lebellium 09-04-2010 12:36 PM

There are dozens and dozens of YP models. All of them do not use the same cable (at least, 4 different cables).

The YH-920 cable is the same as for the YH-820 and YH-925. Only.

AlfonsoBongon 09-05-2010 03:58 AM

Ah good, that clears things up. Cheers!

AlfonsoBongon 09-08-2010 07:01 AM

Further YH-920 question - battery dead?
Just spent an hour trawling google for an answer to this so now I'm trying here. Any help much appreciated.

Just received a replacement USB/charging cable for a YH-920 (GS "napster" model) I bought as "untested". I was anticipating a few problems, so no surprise that it wont charge when plugged in.

When the USB is plugged in the player displays "LOW BATTERY Connect to charger" with a low battery icon and a lightning zig-zag icon above the writing. The computer does not recognise the player - nothing comes up in "my computer" (Windows XP).

I'm guessing I need to replace the battery. Anyone know if I'm right? Cheers, Alfonso.

lebellium 09-08-2010 07:24 AM

I guess it wasn't necessary to open a new thread so I merged the 2 threads ;)

The battery is probably almost dead since the YH-920 is a very old DAP (Did you lose the USB cable and stop using the YH-920 recently?)
But if there is absolutely no reaction from the computer and the player, I rather think there is an issue with the USB cable itself or the USB controller on the YH-920

AlfonsoBongon 09-08-2010 08:53 AM

Balls, looks like it's more complicated than I anticipated.

The player I've recently bought on ebay for 1 as a project, hoping to get it working on the cheap and to install rockbox. It was sold "as is" with no extras, manuals, cables, docking station etc. and untested. I thought that most probably I'd just have to replace the battery and/or hard-drive, which looks pretty simple from what I've read.

That's why I needed the USB cable, which came from a reputable UK buisness and which was sold as "fully working". The fact that the display comes on when plugged in, albeit with the "low battery - please connect charger" message, suggests to me that the cable works and that it's something in the player broken. The battery I can easily replace, but not at all sure about diagnosing/repairing a USB controller. So might have got in too deep here.. :confused:

Many thanks for your help. Appreciate that as it's such an old player I might have trouble fixing it. Wondering if I should spend the 10 on a battery now, or just admit defeat.

Just discovered your other forum, which is good for me since I read French pretty well. Cheers for the quick replies; this is better than most company's customer service departments!

lebellium 09-08-2010 09:42 AM

Okay, with your explainations I understand better your situation now but the issue remains complex :)

So when you use a universal USB charger with the USB cable, it displays "low battery - please connect to charger"?

When you plug it to the computer, does is appear as a known or unknown device in the device manager? Do you hear the typical Windows sound when you connect any USB device?

I thought that even if the battery was fully dead, a DAP would be recognized by the computer (A USB key doesn't need a battery to work on a PC for example) but maybe I'm wrong and a new battery would solve the issue.

But unfortunately you can't be sure until you try as the problem could be also the USB/battery charger controller etc :/

Here are some pictures of the components inside: http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/SamsungYH920
You can read "Power Manager and Battery Charger: Linear LTC3455" This component might be faulty?

But well I'm studying economics, not electronics and computers so my knowledges and skills are limited regarding hardware

oh and you can try the various drivers and install softwares here: http://www.samsung.com/download/Mode...e=SW&language=
Maybe that can help the YH-920 to be recognized

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