I'm having a serious problem with my DX100 that I think can only be related to sensitivity of the DX100 to electrostatic discharge.
I got my DX100 end of April 2012 and noticed pretty soon that sometines when I unlocked my postbox or apartment door the volume would fade away for ~half a second (it wouldn't pause and start playback, just the volume would go away). One of the very first things I did, when I received my DX100 was to turn off the autoscreen rotator, because i found it a very annoying feature. Anyway, after 4 months it didn't turn on anymore and I had to send it back to ibasso. After they had repaired it they let me know, upon inquiry, that the power management chip had failed. 7 months later I had to send it back the second time. I explained to them how the DX100 behaved when I unlocked my postbox / apartment door and that I thought the failures were caused by electrostatic shocks which would cause damage to the DX100. I received it back and this time it was the CPU that was replaced. On the second day of using the DX100 after I had received it back for the second time I noticed it still behaved the same way when I unlocked my apartment door and so I asked ibasso to send me a replacement for my DX100 so I could find out if it was only my unit that was so sensitive to electrostatic discharge or if it was part of the DX100s design. So I sent my old DX100 back, received a new one from ibasso and lo and behold, it behaved in exactly the same way as my first DX100. When I noticed this for the first time with the new DX100, I immediately stopped using it (didn't want to damage it any further).
I now want to sell my DX100, because obviously it would break within a few or several months if I continued using it and this would just be stupid, when I could as well sell a practically brand new DX100 and get something that handles electrostatic discharge better and won't die on me (like my sansa clip or sony discman, which never reacted to me unlocking my postbox / apartment door in any way, but obviously don't cut it sound-quality wise).
Thoughts, comments or any advice would be appreciated.
I quoted some probably relevant postings from this thread below:
Originally Posted by wolfen68
Wow. That seems messed up...why would we get a start/stop from just touching the DX100 (especially with the screen off)?
I thought I had an oddball problem with mine, but so far 4-5 people have responded that they have experienced this problem to one degree or another. I'm surprised this hasn't come up on this thread until now.
I can't reproduce the problem now, but the day it was happening, my DX100 was unusable as the playback was "hiccuping" so much. What's the answer? Is there a way to completely disable the accelerometer to see if that works?
Originally Posted by hkppl
Reading the recent threads made me remember some high school physics, which I forgot long time ago.
But from what other posters described, it seems some dx100 units got bad grounding circuit, maybe better send them back to ibasso for checking. I haven't got such issues, with/without the silicon case.
Originally Posted by AlanHell
Same problem, dx100 dose have strange pause while in my pocket during walking. Any one know how to fix it?
Originally Posted by Mimouille
Did you disable screen autorotate ?
Originally Posted by AlanHell
I disabled everything I can find on android leaving only the music player running. The truth is, I even disabled background data sync as well as the vibration.
I assume it's caused by the electrostatic charges build up in my pocket by rubbing it against my coat.
Not sure a grouping pin will help though