Dead Karma

Posted by: andym

Dead Karma - 05/04/2006 21:50

So it appears my Karma has spun its last track, it locks up quite regularly with the click of death. But it seems this time I wasn't quick enough with the paper clip and now the player gets stuck on bootup with some rather scary noises coming from the drive. Can anyone recommend a suitable place to buy a replacement drive for it?

Anyone?
Posted by: robricc

Re: Dead Karma - 05/04/2006 22:05

You could monitor ebay. My friend's Karma drive recently died and he was bidding on this auction. It ended for only $26.
Posted by: tfabris

Re: Dead Karma - 06/04/2006 19:07

You've tried the smack, right?
Posted by: gbeer

Re: Dead Karma - 07/04/2006 00:21

So at this point, does it make any sense to put a flash drive in it?
Posted by: andym

Re: Dead Karma - 07/04/2006 06:45

Methinks the smack might've been the final nail in the coffin. It's worked before, but not this time.
Posted by: tfabris

Re: Dead Karma - 07/04/2006 06:54

Uh oh. Sorry.
Posted by: JBjorgen

Re: Dead Karma - 07/04/2006 13:14

I have one that the smack didn't work with either. I've heard that some people have better luck putting a converter on it and putting it into a desktop computer. I haven't tried that yet.
Posted by: boxer

Re: Dead Karma - 13/04/2006 10:33

Mine did so around Christmas time, but in a rather different way: A large black smudge across the screen, it'll still play, but won't connect to RioManager via USB or network, so it's about as much use as the proverbial chocolate teapot!
Posted by: Cris

Re: Dead Karma - 13/04/2006 17:56

Sounds like 1 good one can be made out of 2 bad there ???

Cheers

Cris.
Posted by: boxer

Re: Dead Karma - 14/04/2006 09:57

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Sounds like 1 good one can be made out of 2 bad there ???


Having not touched mine since Christmas, I connected it by USB and RioManager found it, but now it won't switch on.

Andy, If you're up for Cris's suggestion, I can bring it across on my way back from Wales, tuesday week: It's no use to me anymore.
Posted by: andym

Re: Dead Karma - 14/04/2006 16:17

Sounds like a plan. PM me and we'll sort something out.

After my trip to the smoke I've realised that SWMBO's Ipod is no match for a Karma.
Posted by: Cris

Re: Dead Karma - 15/04/2006 21:04

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After my trip to the smoke I've realised that SWMBO's Ipod is no match for a Karma.


Yea, the iPod's look really nice, and you can get loads of add ons for them, but I love the interface on the Karma, strangely everything is just where I would have put it. In my opinion a music player can be as pretty as it likes but if it's a bit rubbish at playing back my music, what's the point?

Cheers

Cris.
Posted by: tahir

Re: Dead Karma - 16/04/2006 06:45

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In my opinion a music player can be as pretty as it likes but if it's a bit rubbish at playing back my music, what's the point?



Very true, strange how crap the other players are really isn't it?
Posted by: andym

Re: Dead Karma - 25/04/2006 19:31

It's alive!!!!!

Godfrey dropped his dead Karma off this afternoon and I put its HD in my player. Result, one working Karma and one completely buggered Karma.

I'm looking forward to listening to all the radio shows I've found on the HD. Thanks a million Godfrey! I really do owe you one!
Posted by: gbeer

Re: Dead Karma - 27/04/2006 23:22

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It's alive!!!!!


FrankenKarma?
Posted by: andym

Slight problem..... - 29/04/2006 08:51

The only problem i've found is that I seem to have damaged the lock switch on the side. Any chance of one of the empeggers letting me know where I can get another one?
Posted by: boxer

Re: Slight problem..... - 30/04/2006 03:57

Can't you use the switch of the buggered one? What do you think happened to cause that black smudge on the screen, it looks like heat has caused it in some way?
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I'm looking forward to listening to all the radio shows I've found on the HD

I think you'll find my entire collection of talking books, transcribed from cassette, some radio7 programmes that I put on for a train journey, the day before it packed up and a rather middle of the road collection of music, but you're welcome to them!

Of course, if anybody can use a spare dock, you can have it for free.
Posted by: andym

Re: Slight problem..... - 30/04/2006 08:10

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Can't you use the switch of the buggered one?


It looks like in my haste to remove the HD i did the same thing to the other one.... d'oh!

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What do you think happened to cause that black smudge on the screen, it looks like heat has caused it in some way?


It's a crack in the screen, maybe it got sat/trodden on?
Posted by: boxer

Re: Slight problem..... - 30/04/2006 08:50

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maybe it got sat/trodden on

I can't be precise on any particular occurrence between leaving the Midland Hotel and being woken by the guard of the Trans Pennine Express, on the occasion of my retirement do: However I'm glad to say that the 30 bottle of single malt and the jeroboam of claret (It's a very good year, I seem to recall a wine bore saying) seem to have survived rather better than the Karma!
Posted by: JBjorgen

Re: Slight problem..... - 30/04/2006 23:04

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Any chance of one of the empeggers letting me know where I can get another one?


I'll check at the office tomorrow, but I think I gave that whole board of my "spare parts" Karma to JeffS when his scroll wheel quit working.
Posted by: Cris

Re: Slight problem..... - 01/05/2006 20:24

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Of course, if anybody can use a spare dock, you can have it for free.


Yes Please! I could really do with the PSU, you wouldn't happen to have that too?

Cheers

Cris.
Posted by: boxer

Re: Slight problem..... - 02/05/2006 08:46

You are on, in both instances: However, there is a price - my PC lost the plot at some point on Saturday night. Everything is slow to non working, I've tried a system restore and all sorts, and I was just thinking that I could do with someone mu/ch more computer literate than I, any chance of you popping round?

Ah! Identified the problem on the PC and sorted it, however come round anytime for the dock and PSU, or we could meet halfway, I'm off for a fortnight from friday.