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Old 08-05-2007, 04:03 AM
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Question Anyone know how to make a smooth moving wheel?

hi all!!!!! (this is my second real post)

while fiddling around with the inside of my sansa i stripped all the stuff off the wheel part (button,gear,etc) and got down to the actual ring that moves...i was wondering if any of you experts that know any "procedures" to make the wheel can move without moving in "notches" ?
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:27 AM
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thrash4life, Hi back at ya and Welcome to ABi >>


After a month of intensive usage you won’t feel them and it’s smooth as ice…
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Yeah, it's like it melts... O.o
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:54 PM
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So after a while of intense use the wheel will roll smoother?? I find that mine sometimes feels and sounds like its rubbing against the edge and feels like it could jam. that is my biggest fear with this thing
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:02 AM
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You could wet and dry the nobbles off the top of the scroll wheel, at least it will look smooth.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:27 AM
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You spelled losers wrong.

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You could wet and dry the nobbles off the top of the scroll wheel, at least it will look smooth.
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You spelled losers wrong.
lol, Thanks for pointing that out.

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Old 10-18-2007, 01:20 PM
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No problem.

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lol, Thanks for pointing that out.

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Old 10-22-2007, 02:06 PM
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I have had my Sansa for about a year now, and it never magically broke in for me . So I opened it up and messed around! Here's what I found:
Underneath the white plasitic gear-like piece. There should be a medal ring with the word 'ALPS' inscribed in it, this is clipped on in 4 places, use a small-flat screw driver to un-clip it. Underneath that there is a black plastic gear, near which there should be a very small medal piece sticking out (so it hits the gear ). This is what causes the gear like movement -- remove it, and you will have smooth scrolling .
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I have had my Sansa for about a year now, and it never magically broke in for me . So I opened it up and messed around! Here's what I found:
Underneath the white plasitic gear-like piece. There should be a medal ring with the word 'ALPS' inscribed in it, this is clipped on in 4 places, use a small-flat screw driver to un-clip it. Underneath that there is a black plastic gear, near which there should be a very small medal piece sticking out (so it hits the gear ). This is what causes the gear like movement -- remove it, and you will have smooth scrolling .

Thanks, worked great for me.

NOTE: remember where and how the pieces go!!!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:04 AM
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Is it easy to use or does the menu selection bar jump to easly from one item to the other while using it?
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:19 AM
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For me its easier to use . The scroll wheel is on there stiff enough to keep it from moving unpredictably in any way.
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Is it easy to use or does the menu selection bar jump to easly from one item to the other while using it?
The selection seems the same to me, not any harder than before to select.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:40 AM
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I have had my Sansa for about a year now, and it never magically broke in for me . So I opened it up and messed around! Here's what I found:
Underneath the white plasitic gear-like piece. There should be a medal ring with the word 'ALPS' inscribed in it, this is clipped on in 4 places, use a small-flat screw driver to un-clip it. Underneath that there is a black plastic gear, near which there should be a very small medal piece sticking out (so it hits the gear ). This is what causes the gear like movement -- remove it, and you will have smooth scrolling .
Cool, I'll probably be trying that soon. My fingers are peeling; the dry cold weather is hard on my skin this year so I'm finding I can't spin the wheel with my thumb. There's not enough friction to grab the wheel it just slides right over it without moving it so this hack should work great.
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do all of you have the old models, or the smoother wheel models? Cause I had a difficult time getting it to move at all after this mod, I have the smooth wheel, It was really stiff after this, so i opened it again a few times trying to get it right and was able to get it back to the regular way by putting the spring back in...

I think I found the problem was I didnt have the wheels notches lined up properly with the black peice under it, so i had to bend the small plastic tab a little to get it to clip back on...

be gentle if you attempt this mod and make positive that you have all the pieces EXACTLY as they came off, otherwise the wheel wont move how it should
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:04 AM
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I recently bought the 8gb model and noticed some stark differences from my 2gb older version:

- The newer model had the wheel grooves consistent all around, but on the older model there were larger grooves that held a better grip to the fingers. With the newer model wheel, I discovered I had problems navigating and it was hard to select a specific track/menu because one small jitter and it would pass my selection. With the original wheel that had the higher raised grooving, navigation was simpler.

Also the button operation seemed less firm as with the older model. No doubt all these changes are cost cutting items.

I am actually selling my 2gb model, but I loved the wheel and buttons so much, I switched them with my newer model.

The newer model has a one piece plastic molded fitting that connect the wheel to the unit, whereas the older model had a plastic mold but also a metal fitting that connected the mold and the wheel to the unit.

PS - any interest in purchasing my 2gb, pm me and I'll give you details.
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use grease maybe? it's an idea...
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:58 AM
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yeah..
i did removed the spring.
and it worked for about two hours.
but now and then
it sticks.
and i need to keep taking it apart for it to work.
fsdafsdfsd
any helpp?
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yeah..
i did removed the spring.
and it worked for about two hours.
but now and then
it sticks.
and i need to keep taking it apart for it to work.
fsdafsdfsd
any helpp?
I don't know what exactly you did and how. Is it possible perhaps you bent something? When I changed mine, I was very careful with disassembling and assembling back. It works flawlessly.
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