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Help! IRiver IHP140 Problems

post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 
My IHP140 won't turn on at all! It was working fine this afternoon - then when I got home I tried to turn it on & absolutely nothing happened. I plugged in the charger & the light will come on for a while but then when I go back an hour or so later the light isn't on. I've checked the hold button & its fine. Could this just be a battery problem & a replacement might fix it? I have noticed that the battery doesn't last as long lately - but I assumed that once the battery was dead it would still work when plugged in w/the adapter.
Hopefully someone can help me out with some info/advice. Thanks!
post #2 of 35
It can happen a lot with these players that you fry the charging circuit if you use any other charger with them, even for a metter of seconds. Have you plugged in the wrong charger recently?
post #3 of 35
Thread Starter 
No, I'm still using the original charger that came with the player.
post #4 of 35
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bump for help
post #5 of 35
It sounds like something power related might have gone on the internal circuit board.
post #6 of 35
You are best going to misticriver.net and searching through the posts there. Friendly bunch and will answer most questions you have about your player.
post #7 of 35
Since you mention the battery was getting weaker, sometimes an older battery can develop enough internal resistance where it will no longer provide proper power to the unit. I've heard this condition can also "interrupt" the power coming from AC. The way to test is to replace the battery, or alternatively remove the battery and try to run it on AC sans internal battery.

Another potential issue is a broken power "On" button. Plug in the remote and see if it turns on with that. I've had that problem twice now with my wife's H120.

It wasn't an iriver, but I've also had one player in which the hard drive failed, and it caused everything to go down. No error code or anything...just no power. Replacing the drive put things in order.
post #8 of 35
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfen68 View Post
Since you mention the battery was getting weaker, sometimes an older battery can develop enough internal resistance where it will no longer provide proper power to the unit. I've heard this condition can also "interrupt" the power coming from AC. The way to test is to replace the battery, or alternatively remove the battery and try to run it on AC sans internal battery.

Another potential issue is a broken power "On" button. Plug in the remote and see if it turns on with that. I've had that problem twice now with my wife's H120.

It wasn't an iriver, but I've also had one player in which the hard drive failed, and it caused everything to go down. No error code or anything...just no power. Replacing the drive put things in order.


Thanks - I'm going to try those suggestions. I"m hopeful that its just time to replace the battery
post #9 of 35

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Edited by labrat - 9/11/11 at 9:24pm
post #10 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by labrat View Post
If you connect it to your computer, does it show up there?
If it does, does using the power on/off switch make any difference?
If the unit is un-powered, it won't show as connected to a computer.

My vote is power button first, battery problem second.

EDIT...but I'm wrong often enough....
post #11 of 35
Have you tried the reset button?
post #12 of 35
Dude, it's the battery, it's dead.
Just replace it.
iRiver H-xxx players are very reliable and won't get short circuit that often, only when you plug an Nokia brand charger. If it doesn't work all of the sudden and you done nothing wrong, it's something replaceable.
post #13 of 35
Thread Starter 
I tried the remote & it still is dead as a doornail. That rules out the power button doesn't it?

And no it doesn't show up on the computer b/c it won't power up. I'm going to take the battery out this afternoon & see if it will power up straight from the AC w/out the battery installed. I'm assuming that will tell me if its the battery. I can also check the battery output with a meter.

Thanks for all the suggestions!
post #14 of 35
Well, is it still dead?
post #15 of 35
Thread Starter 
Its still dead for now. I couldn't find a T 5 bit to get the board out - then we went on vacation & I just got back last night. So this week - I'll find the tool & hopefully get something figured out.
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