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Old 10-28-2008, 08:25 AM
Photoguy Photoguy is offline
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Default 30 pin connector broken, Need alternative way to charge! (photo)

Hi all, I my e200 (been great) has a problem.
The 30 pin connector in the bottom of the player is messed up.
I can still put files on, because of the microSD.
But I need a way to charge it, other than the dock....
Is there some way to charge it externally?
Like out of the player?

Also which of the contacts are + or - ?

Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:38 PM
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Looking at your photo from left to right it is - GND + . Your photo shows what I'd call the bback of the battery (the side that faces the player not the back cover). So in that case if you were looking at the PLAYER with the battery out and the back off you'd see the three contacts and it would be + GND - from left to right. I only mention this because the battery I have has the "SanDisk sansa" logo on both sides and the only way to tell front from back is the two protuberances on either side of the contacts.

THIS thread may have the answers to any other of your questions about the connector part of you player.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:37 PM
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Hey, thanks for the reply!
That helps.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:56 PM
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You really have to be careful charging lithium batteries ... I fly lipo powered rc planes and have a bit of experience with them. They need to charge quickly up until about 90% and then be ramped down, or risk an explosion.

You may want to find an e250, refurbished ones can be found for $30 a lot of times, and switch your larger memory chip into it, or buy a dirt cheap one of eBay with a broken LCD ... chances are it can still be used as a charger, and then you'll have two batteries so you'll have spare that's fully charged.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:20 AM
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You really have to be careful charging lithium batteries ... I fly lipo powered rc planes and have a bit of experience with them. They need to charge quickly up until about 90% and then be ramped down, or risk an explosion.
Really?!
Well I only charged it to about %70 anyway..
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:46 AM
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How are you planning on charging it?

Here's a video of a fairly large lithium battery that is being overcharged:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...60570423705609

I think the cheapest and safest solution is to get a broken screen player off eBay to use as a charger...
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