Originally Posted by moriez
Ive noticed buggy playback from my CF Mini. It kind of crackles for a split second at specific times. Lets say at 0:11 and 0:20 etc. Its as if theres bad ''sectors'' on the CF (its not the mp3). Before I open up the Mini do you have any idea where I should pay attention to? What can be the cause? Also the clickwheel is not responding directly all of the time so this might or might not be related.
Thanks for your suggestions.
Btw, I use a Transcend 16GB. Anyone else?
I use a Transcend 32GB card myself, so I don't think it is your card.
Are you using the Apple OS or Rockbox?
Is the crackle repeatable or random? ie does it always happen at 0:32 on a particular track everytime you play it?
Can you give a little more detail of the problem with the click wheel? I find that the click wheel on my Minis doesn't work quite as nicely as the one on my video. I attribute it to age. I have a cover on my Mini (2 actually) so I think that reduces the sensitivity a bit, but I have a cover on my Video as well. Both are iSkins. It's also possible to actually clean up the click wheel mechanism a little. I've taken them completely apart. If you peel the plastics off, make sure to have some way to reattach them. You want to use the type of tape that leaves the adhesive, but not the plastic. They call it adhesive transfer tape (3M makes some). It can be sorta tough to find. I found some that works OK at Michael's (big craft store). I think it is intended for scrapbook folks or for photo albums. It isn't ideal because it's not very wide. Ideally look for the 3M stuff. It comes in wide tapes up to 6". You peel off one side of the paper, press it down, then peel off the other side. The nice thing about it is you can cut it to be the exact shape you need and put the adhesive down in one piece. This is an advantage as you don't want to build up the adhesive too thick. With the narrow one I tried first, I couldn't cover the entire surface very well without overlapping. The problem is getting the 3M stuff. The wide rolls (4" or 6") are over $40