MP3 players forum: Advice for fixing Sansa Clip+

by: zoomar2k April 17, 2011 7:50 PM PDT

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Advice for fixing Sansa Clip+

by zoomar2k - 4/17/11 7:50 PM

Alright, as happens to many MP3 player owners.. the tiny little volume up button broke loose of its circuit board (on the Sansa Clip+). I managed to take it apart without destroying it.. found the loose volume up button. I can put the button back in place and click it where it will work properly and increase the volume.

The problem I have is how to fasten the button in place. It seems awfully tiny to solder it in place.. and I see no evidence that it was ever soldered before. I tried super glue and while it does hold it in its spot - it seems that the glue spreads around and causes the button to stop working. I then have to try to carefully scrape the excess glue off of the circuit board to get it working again.

So - what other options do I have? Anyone know how they're attatched normally?

(and, yes, I do realize that the Sansa Clip+ players are very inexpensive and I could just go buy another one. I would still like to fix this one if possible).

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