The reason they have refurbs to sell is that more than 50% of these have headphone jack failures. The jack is connected to the main board by three tiny solder points, one of which almost always fails just from putting the headphone in and out. Look up “sound in only one near” and similar with sansa and you’ll find hundreds of threads relating to these faults.
Even if they reconnected the pin in these refurbs, it’s a poor design and is likely to break again. The points are very very small and very hard to get to – a magnifying glass and fine tip soldering iron required to even attempt a repair. Don’t plan on it working for years.
I bought the cheapie 1GB Sansa during one of the woot-offs and have said out loud that it works as good, if not better, than my 2GB Ipod Nano. I highly recommend the Sansa brand, and think you will be pleasantly surprised at how this stacks up to the far more costly IPOD, and I say this as an IPOD owner who once swore that I wouldn’t hand over my IPOD at gunpoint. Now I’d tell the thug hey take the IPOD but if you touch my Sansa, I’ll have to return fire and blow your head off. Well it sounded good anyways.
I’ve had one of these Sansas since December, and love it. I’m just a little annoyed that I payed $50 for it. And the .45 is a ghetto special they’re flimsy, inaccurate, but good if you plan to ditch them in a river after your drive-by, or so I’ve heard…
From Calente - "Not automatic - semi-automatic. An automatic weapon continues firing as long as the trigger is held down until it jams or runs out of ammunition.
A semi-automatic fires once per trigger pull.
Come on, y’all. You’re from Texas. I thought they taught this stuff in grade school. "
We don’t get taught it in school. We get it taught to us in church. Come on!
These are ok. Getting music moved around is more trouble than I would like but the sound quality and reliability is good. Watch out on Rockbox. Some versions of this aren’t supported yet. Make sure this version is the one with a complete Rockbox available.
Pros: Cheap. Good storage. Does videos, pictures, music, voice recording, FM tuner… can be used as a portable storage device… great size… not cheaply built…
Cons: Refurb… the circle that you turn to scroll through songs or turn up the volume doesn’t work properly on mine but I was too lazy to send it back to woot for a new one, so I just use the arrow keys which is fine.
No offense man, but 4mb isn’t much to brag about.
Id be in for one, but i already have this and 2 other sansas for woot.
mine stood up to a 2 day, 21 mile hike on the Appalachian trail, in a verry wet backpack, and came out working perfectly, if a bit banged up. dont buy it for the video, but for its awesome mic, radio, SDHC, rhapsody support, and user replaceable battery.
oh, and the click wheel glows blue.