Thanks to some type of hardware/software glitch, my inexpensive MP3 player just won't shut down.
I keep an inexpensive MP3 player handy for special projects - I'd rather not tie up or risk my smartphone. Recently, when I pushed the "off" switch, the player wouldn't turn off: in other words, it wouldn't shut up because it wouldn't shut down. It was small-scale version of those scary movies where the killer robot or machine is unstoppable, until someone, somehow, figures out how to get to the unit and shut off the power.
I assumed the switch wasn't making proper contract. No big deal, I cracked open the case to see what I could do (one of the virtues of it being a cheap, "don't care about it" player), found the switch on its PC board, and jumpered across the terminals. It still wouldn't quit.
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