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Old 09-22-2008, 22:51   #16
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Help i broke the red wireon the left side of the battery

does anyone know if that will do to my X5L? recently i tried to open it and just broke the wire. its not the red wire with the black one. where can i get it fixed?
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Old 09-30-2008, 13:42   #17
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does anyone know if that will do to my X5L? recently i tried to open it and just broke the wire. its not the red wire with the black one. where can i get it fixed?
I had the headphone jack problem as well, and when I opened the case the red wire on the right was already broken, so it's definitely not the battery wire (my battery's fine). I soldered it back into place thinking it was the problem, but it did not alleviate my issue. To my eye, it does look like an audio wire, but I'm not sure where it goes (I didn't remove the drive or board).
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Old 06-27-2010, 19:18   #18
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hi,

ok the X5 is something of a legacy player now days, but decided to post this in hope it might still be of use to some

my X5L 30GB had the ubiquitous broken headphone jack, and i also found that it was not possible the directly lift the headphone jack board from the main body of the unit

the headphone jack board can be easily removed with the right technique though :

gently lift the board while slightly rotating it towards the bottom of the player ; at the same time pull the plastic bridge above headphone socket outwards slightly -- this should be sufficient to get the top corner of the headphone socket under the plastic bridge, and from there the board will pop out without difficulty

good luck !
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:36   #19
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sorry, but what do you mean by plastic bridge?
I got the same problem now and can't lift the board - could you maybe provide me with a picture of what you mean?

tia!
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Old 11-18-2011, 00:29   #20
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the headphone jack board can be easily removed with the right technique though :

gently lift the board while slightly rotating it towards the bottom of the player ; at the same time pull the plastic bridge above headphone socket outwards slightly -- this should be sufficient to get the top corner of the headphone socket under the plastic bridge, and from there the board will pop out without difficulty

good luck !
I can confirm this. I just fixed my X5 a few minutes ago and the removal is possible, it just gets stuck on the right post as you're pulling it out. It feels like you're going to break it, but it pops right out. And once you've gotten it out, it's super easy to repeat - like it's been loosened up, or something. I resoldered the three terminals by heating with the iron (no extra solder). Works!

I replaced the battery several months ago. I'm going to see how long I can keep this 6 year-old player living because I simply love how it sounds!
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:42   #21
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lols, gotta love modern circuitry\devices, like lil chinese puzzle boxes

never force anything, theres always a trick.
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Old 01-31-2012, 14:17   #22
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Default New X5L 30GB Precaution

I recently acquired a second hand X5L and a cowon d2 both in excellent condition for 140e for both ( how lucky was I ! )

My old D2 had a headphone jack issue and I had to replace it with a jack ripped from a zen micro which I soldered and reinforced with a hard glue. A couple of days work for an amateur like me !

Anyway I'm loving the X5L ( best audio player I had since I ditched my J3 ) and after reading this thread I'm wondering if your guys who have repaired your X5 would recommended reinforcing the jack with a hard glue like I did my old D2 to prevent me having to do a soldering repair job in the future? I do feel like something is a little bit loose ( i'm not sure if it's the fault of the headphone jack as some seem to be slightly thinner that others ) and I would rather avoid a repair issue in the future by preventing it happening now.

I'd just though I'd ask before I took out a screwdriver to open her up!

Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2012, 13:08   #23
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FWIW, I never had any issues with the headphone jacks on my X5 players and I have 3.
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