Pulster fixe(s) and rework

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Thu Mar 5 18:17:04 CET 2009

> I have suggested a refinement on the second approach: short the small 
> capacitors. Add big caps outside the shielded unit - there are places 
> with room. But don't put wires from the caps into the shielded
> unit. Connect them to the headset plug instead, and break the plug's 
> normal connection to the circuit board. This approach won't pick up any 
> more buzz than the headset based solution, or the current bassless 
> setup. And you can use any headset you want.

> The big question is - is it safe to short those small capacitors? Or 
> will that have other side effects, such as draining the battery or 
> disturbing sound on the built-in speaker?

> Another question - is a single big capacitor enough, if it is put into 
> the ground line  instead of having one cap for each of the stereo 
> channels? Or will that wreck stereo sound? One could then use a even 
> bigger cap.

> There is lots of easily accessible room next to the battery, above the 
> SIM card.

I'd love to see a good answer to those questions.  Currently, it's
unusable as an MP3 player and that's an important use for me (if
I could use it as an MP3 player, I'd carry it with me that much more
often, which would in turn increase my use of it).


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