S1MP3 memory upgrade

s1mp3

The S1MP3 is a Chinese MP3 player branded by at least 50 different manufacturers. Some only play music, but others can play MP4. Have a look at the gallery to get an idea of the variety. S1MP3.org has been developed to support users of the players and create opensource firmware. Here’s their guide for upgrading the memory of a player. If you can’t get a donor player, the site says you can get a new 1GB memory chip for $9.

[thanks ex-parrot]

14 thoughts on “S1MP3 memory upgrade

  1. an easy way to pull a flash chip is to heat a razor blade red hot in a pair of needle nose plyers and use it to heat the pins on one side of the chip, then pull it up off the board, lather rinse repeat on the other side

  2. I had no clue that memory was that cheap. Companies have led me to believe that charging $30 more for 512mb more was fair. I am very angry now.

  3. Hooray, now I have instructions on how to use my Nano clone that aren’t in engrish.
    It’s pretty frustrating to not have a manufacturer name anywhere on a product. It makes it hard to look for help, or a user community.

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