S1MP3 Memory Upgrade


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]

19 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. 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.

  3. The “upgrading your memory” gives a “404 not found” error. The most recent “archive.org” cached page from 2010 is a copy of a “404 not found” error as well, and the same for 2008-2009 (and most 2007) caches. However, 2006 cached pages do contain such information, and some early 2007 caches throw a “302 error” that redirects to a better-formatted cache (where the CSS was preserved, unlike from 2006). Try this:


    Thanfully, archive.org’s wayback machine lets us dig it up and reanimate it. Where y’all did up that long-dead link?

  4. I see that the “gallery” link is also a 404-error. Considering that the archive.org caches are mostly 404-errors (for years), perhaps this site only works for certain IP addresses, except when the stars align “just so”?

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