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      #21981 - 12/09/05 08:05 AM

I did a lot of research before I decided to purchase my Palm Zire 72, reconditioned from The unit is about 4 months old now, but the warranty from overstock is only 30 days, DOH. Well I use my PDA a lot for playing music, and all of a sudden one day the speaker wouldn't work. I think I did a hard reset and got it to come back. Well last week the same thing happened. I've tried hard/soft reset, changing settings, resync, and all of that, I can no longer get sound on the unit. The sound will play fine through headphones though.

I've done a google search on this and can find one person with a similar problem, but I don't remember reading anytihng about this problem online previously. Palm wants to charge me $150 to repair it, when it only cost me $180 in the first place. This thing looks extremely fragile to open though, but if that's what i must do I'll force myself to do it.

First off, does anyone know a private site that will repair it for cheaper?
Second off, if I gotta open this thing, does anyone have a link to show me how?
I saw a link for the palm zire 71, but this is a completely different unit, and I wanna make sure I'm doing things exactly right.

Lastly, do you think anyone would buy it if I put it up on ebay? Everything else works completely fine, it's just that the sound doesn't work anymore.

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Re: Zire 72, NO SOUND!! ARRRGHH [Re: aznnp77]
      #22050 - 12/14/05 09:14 PM

Try (don't buy) VolumeCare. It works great for the Treo (which it was meant for it) but it might do the trick. TomTom Navigator couldn't relay the instructions on my Palm speakers before but when I used VolumeCare, I could now hear it easily. This is a software workaround, and will not work if there's an issue with the speakers. That's why I said try it first, because it may or may not work.

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Re: Zire 72, NO SOUND!! ARRRGHH [Re: aznnp77]
      #22147 - 12/24/05 02:43 AM

Check out Chris Short's repair service. It got 100% positives and there's a recent article on his service here

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