Originally Posted by timothy.crosley
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
Yeh, i made that breakthrough a few weeks ago too. Just an extra tip, when you screw the screws back in, don't screw the 2 bottom screws that hold the faceplate too tight so that the scroll wheel moves smoother.