Date: 09-17-04 22:17
> Puis ma reflexion s'est fait interrompre brusquement lorsque le
> gars en question me dit qu'il a un HD de 20GB de trop qui
> traine et qu'il serait pret a me le donner. Oui, oui,
> donner!!!! J'ai juste a payer le transport et je pourrai
> probablement remplacer le disque et ainsi reparer mon Karma.
J'ai recu le disque dur et le lecteur est revenu maintenant a la vie apres avoir change le disque dur du Karma. Voici le message que j'ai ecrit sur Riovolution:
"Karma HD transplant a success!"
> To make a long story short, I had a HD problem (see the "Another Karma
> bites the dust" thread http://forums-riovolution.com/index.php?showtopic=8902&st=0)
> a little more than two weeks ago. As you can read
> from this thread, I was offered a spare 20GB HD to replace my defective
> one. dgerow had previously replaced his 20GB HD with a 40GB one, and he was
> willing to make an unhappy Karma owner happy again. :-)
> When I opened the package, I was surprised to see the size of the HD. I
> thought it would have been smaller than this. It's a little larger than the
> LCD screen and is almost as tall as the Karma itself.
> Disassembling the Karma would have been practically impossible for me
> without breaking something if it wasn't for the "Fixing a dead hard drive"
> thread http://forums-riovolution.com/index.php?showtopic=8592 which
> links to the excellent "Schenk 'n' Karma" page
> http://home.comcast.net/%7Eteslaschenk/karmaopen.htm with pictures.
> Fortunately, I had the right screwdriver to do the job, the small one with
> a rotating head. Going back and forth between the Karma and my computer
> screen to read about the next step, I was finally able to transplant
> dgerow's HD in my Karma. You have to be very careful not to break the LCD
> when removing it and not to break the small wires going from the battery to
> the board. These wires are soldered to the board and the connections are
> really close to one another so it would be rather difficult to repair it.
> Changing the battery will ask for good soldering skills if it ever needs to
> be done. That said, now that I did it once, I think it would be fairly easy
> to disassemble my Karma again. The first time is the most difficult of
> Putting back everything back together, I decided to use some lens cleaning
> paper to clean the LCD (I had a fingerprint on it) and to clean the highly
> scratchable plastic cover. Well, it did scratch the the cover, but the
> scratches are tiny. Anyway, I replaced the screen protector and the
> scratches are just not noticeable with the protector on top.
> Pushing the On/Off button, the Karma booted without a problem... It's
> alive, IT'S ALIVE! Mouahahahaha >:-) :-)
> One thing I didn't realise before the transplant is that all the settings
> are on the HD. So I got the settings dgerow is using and I lost my custom
> equilazer settings. I was expecting to loose bookmarks and the like, but
> for some reason I was surprised to have his settings. Of course, it's not
> really important and it will be easy to reconfigure the Karma to make it my
> own again.
> Thanks again to dgerow. He succeded!! I'm back being an happy Karma owner :-)