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post #4531 of 6513
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L7 can't be plugged both way, so your friend probably forced it in. Something must have burnt out.
post #4532 of 6513

It can, i've tried after with no power on the E17

Dammit, guess i'll have to buy another new device, still can't power on or reset, so be careful setting it correct ya'll normal_smile%20.gif


Edited by Dioser - 9/23/12 at 7:09am
post #4533 of 6513

You shouldn't be able to plug it in in reverse. If you look at the connectors inside of the plug of the E17, you will see that it is offset to the back of the device. That means that if you plug in the L7 the wrong way, something has to be forced out of the way. It is likely that power got set where it wasn't supposed to be sent, that something in side got fired, and that the connector is damaged. That one is probably done for. Next time, don't let anyone who isn't careful touch it. You can't keep buying new ones because of stupid friends (or maybe you can. I don't know how much money you have). And be careful yourself. If anything gets plug in where it doesn't belong, who knows what will happen to the internal components.

post #4534 of 6513
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Originally Posted by potatoos View Post

You shouldn't be able to plug it in in reverse. If you look at the connectors inside of the plug of the E17, you will see that it is offset to the back of the device. That means that if you plug in the L7 the wrong way, something has to be forced out of the way. It is likely that power got set where it wasn't supposed to be sent, that something in side got fired, and that the connector is damaged. That one is probably done for. Next time, don't let anyone who isn't careful touch it. You can't keep buying new ones because of stupid friends (or maybe you can. I don't know how much money you have). And be careful yourself. If anything gets plug in where it doesn't belong, who knows what will happen to the internal components.

 

This makes me nervous. A couple of times i accidently connected my headphone jack into the SPDIF in. I forced it in a little harder than im used to in the headphone in, but it still fit perfectly. 

 

Do you think there may be any damage there?

post #4535 of 6513
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Originally Posted by potatoos View Post

You shouldn't be able to plug it in in reverse. If you look at the connectors inside of the plug of the E17, you will see that it is offset to the back of the device. That means that if you plug in the L7 the wrong way, something has to be forced out of the way. It is likely that power got set where it wasn't supposed to be sent, that something in side got fired, and that the connector is damaged. That one is probably done for. Next time, don't let anyone who isn't careful touch it. You can't keep buying new ones because of stupid friends (or maybe you can. I don't know how much money you have). And be careful yourself. If anything gets plug in where it doesn't belong, who knows what will happen to the internal components.

yeah think you are right, but btw, the connecters isn't offset, none of em, at least not on mine, they are both perfectly centered..

Oh my bad, u mean the actually connecter inside, you are right, but guess he didn't look for it

But yeah, kind of learned my lesson this time, next time, with anything, its gonna stay in my hand LOL

Actually dont think ill go for another Fiio, of any kind, none of the produks is more than 14 days old, but sure enough, not their fault I got a stupid mate angry_face.gif (even though i liked it for the time being). I'll just have to wait silly 5 days for buying something new, I'll live it till then regular_smile%20.gif

Thx a lot for your imput, was just feeling I have to be sure before investing in new stuff, much appreciated! 

 

And great forum btw regular_smile%20.gif L3000.gif

post #4536 of 6513
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

This makes me nervous. A couple of times i accidently connected my headphone jack into the SPDIF in. I forced it in a little harder than im used to in the headphone in, but it still fit perfectly. 

 

Do you think there may be any damage there?

Both S/PDIF mini toslink and headphone jack use a 3.5mm format. They aren't completely the same but depending on how the jack was made, how tight the metal prong or braces were may have an effect. Continue using and watch for adverse effects.

post #4537 of 6513
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

This makes me nervous. A couple of times i accidently connected my headphone jack into the SPDIF in. I forced it in a little harder than im used to in the headphone in, but it still fit perfectly. 

Do you think there may be any damage there?

Don't worry, unlike L7, which plug into the FiiO dock where there is power connector inside, the SPDIF connection has no power and nothing you can burn out. The only bad thing is you are going to hear some static noise over your headphone (which is actually the SPDIF signal).
post #4538 of 6513
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post


Don't worry, unlike L7, which plug into the FiiO dock where there is power connector inside, the SPDIF connection has no power and nothing you can burn out. The only bad thing is you are going to hear some static noise over your headphone (which is actually the SPDIF signal).


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The SPDIF is an input, meaning that there is no power going from the device to it. The jack on your headphones takes signal from the device in the 3.5mm output. That means that with the headphones jack in the SPDIF port, there is no current being passed of any kind. You won't fry anything that way (at least, not to my knowledge), however you might damage the inside of the port itself, but everything still fits well, you should be fine. The worst thing that might happen is some static, like ClieOS said.

post #4539 of 6513
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i had it too

its the battery running out

attach the usb cable to your comp, and the red light turns on

dont turn it on- just leave it off and plugged in for maybe a minute to let it charge a bit

then try turning it on, and turn on usb charging as fast as possible (or it may automatically be set to usb charge i dont remember)

 

if it doesnt turn on, leave it in connected a bit longer without turning it on

 


> attach the usb cable to your comp, and the red light turns on

 

Nah, the problem was that the red light didn't turn on when I plugged it in (that should mean full charge, right?) but the device wouldn't power up, so I just unhooked it altogether. Thought it could be the Hold switch, but I flipped it up and down tapping the power each time and it wouldn't turn on. A few hours later, I did the same thing, and it was working just fine, and the display said the battery was full despite not being plugged in since the first episode. Wasn't lying either - it lasted a good 3 or 4 hours without any further charge, and it tells me it's got 4/5 bars of battery. My battery's definitely good.

 

Well I'm not the only one who's seen this at least, I'm chalking this one up to manufacturing defect right now. Warranty is one year, maybe I'll get a replacement when I think a new production run's been completed?

post #4540 of 6513

So Jelly Bean is out for the Galaxy S3.

Can anyone confirm whether the FiiO E17 works with JB?

post #4541 of 6513

HI,

    Guys i dont know what wrongs with my fiio e17 ..sometimes when i plug it into my windows 7 pc it works fine and other times when i plug it in i get no sound whatsoever from the unit, even though the sound is coming through the pc no sound from my e17...i then use it on my laptop and it works perfectly ..it is always like a hit and miss when i use the usb sometimes on my pc it works fine and now as i am writing this i get bloody distortion ..whats up with it?

post #4542 of 6513
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Originally Posted by goody View Post

HI,

    Guys i dont know what wrongs with my fiio e17 ..sometimes when i plug it into my windows 7 pc it works fine and other times when i plug it in i get no sound whatsoever from the unit, even though the sound is coming through the pc no sound from my e17...i then use it on my laptop and it works perfectly ..it is always like a hit and miss when i use the usb sometimes on my pc it works fine and now as i am writing this i get bloody distortion ..whats up with it?

  1. Did you check to make sure that playback devices is set the USB:E17 DAC or whatever it calls itself on your computer
  2. In the playback settings, go with 16 bit 44100 KHz and not whatever you are trying, try this first.
  3. IF you are using Foobar, or any media player that is more enthusiast friendly, please try 16 bit and 44.1KHz instead of 96KHz or goodness forbid an unsupported format
  4. Make sure that the E17 is set to USB input 
post #4543 of 6513
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

  1. Did you check to make sure that playback devices is set the USB:E17 DAC or whatever it calls itself on your computer
  2. In the playback settings, go with 16 bit 44100 KHz and not whatever you are trying, try this first.
  3. IF you are using Foobar, or any media player that is more enthusiast friendly, please try 16 bit and 44.1KHz instead of 96KHz or goodness forbid an unsupported format
  4. Make sure that the E17 is set to USB input 

1.yep thats done always check that

 

2. My playback settings is 48000 16bit i will change that 

 

3.Not using foobar

 

4.Yep thats done 

  

 The only thing i will correct is the playback setting as mine is 48000k 16 bit...but as i said earlier it works sometimes and other times in does not  Thanks

post #4544 of 6513

Cant seem to find the playback settings in the menu of my e17

post #4545 of 6513
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Originally Posted by goody View Post

Cant seem to find the playback settings in the menu of my e17

There is none

 

Can you try with S/PDIF or AUX to see what the problem is?

 

Or try another PC

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