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Subject: Re: HD Error?
From: Justin Heiner (
Date: 2002-08-19

That is an interesting solution... Mine is a stock Fujitsu 20GB. I guess they
didn't test the charging feature well enough when they put out the 20GB Jukebox


--- Remo Hofer <> wrote:
> I got the same behaviour after I replaced the harddisk with a
> 40 GB Fujitsu drive. With the original 6 GB Fujitsu drive I've
> got the "Battery charged" message instead. I think the player
> firmware tries to spin up the harddisk to increase the current
> draw after the batteries are loaded in order to minimize the work
> load of the voltage regulator with those crappy unregulated Kings
> power adaptors.
> My solution was to get a regulated power adaptor. I've never seen
> the "HD Error" message nor "Battery Charged" since then.
> It seems that not all drives are able to be spun up the way the
> firmware tries to.
> --
> Remo Hofer <>
> Do NOT remove nospam from email address!

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