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sstrungis
Hi folks,

Lately I have noticed that my speaker is intermittently on and off when I use my Z. If I press a bit with my thumb right next to the speaker grille the sound comes back. When I let up, it's gone again.

I get the feeling that there's a loose connection at the speaker itself, probably something that just needs a good crimp. Is disassembly a pain for this? Am I on the right diagnostic track here?

I'd hate to be soundless. The headphone jack works great. Without the speaker I can't use my Z as a reliable alarm clock or pager pest.

Thanks,

Scott
InSearchOf
getting to the speaker is a piece of cake....

I wouldn't see you running into any issues...

Late
sstrungis
Well, that's good to know. How do you go about opening the c1000 model? Is this a common problem with Zaurus clamshells?

Thanks,
Scott
baallrog
i have exactly the same problem with my C1000 ...
so if you manage to solved it contact me and tell how you do that.

thank you in advance
Cresho
the speaker sits snuggly into a circular slot in the bottom of the case. it is not connected by any wires to the motherboard. Most likely, the connections are tarnished in some way. I suggest you open the z up, wipe with alcohol pads but make sure you dont touch anything else. rub the ends till it showes cleanliness. that is what i can gather. I opened my c 3200 once just to change the internal hardisk.
InSearchOf
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Well, that's good to know. How do you go about opening the c1000 model?


Six screws... 2 of them are in the battery compartment...

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sstrungis
QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Aug 11 2006, 04:02 PM) *
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Well, that's good to know. How do you go about opening the c1000 model?


Six screws... 2 of them are in the battery compartment...

Late


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Just an update...My Z's been in a drawer for a while and when I charged her up again there was no sound at all out of the speaker. I finally mustered up the courage to open it up. I gave the speaker's contacts a going over with a clean cloth and reseated and reassembled. After a short prayer to the computer gods I pressed the power button and all seems well with my Z and its sound. Getting those six screws out was a real bear for me!

Thanks for the replies.
S
InSearchOf
Wow! I dont remember any of the replies that I made on this topic, but I'm glad to see your up and functional again, almost 2 years later :-)

Late
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