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Subject: Re: Thanks for helping me fix my Archos :-)
From: Jason Williams (
Date: 2002-11-11

Glad to set you off in the right direction.


> Nuutti Kotivuori wrote:
> > There are six solder "joints" on the top board - under the silver
> > stickers - three on each side. These solder "joints" connect the top
> > board to the ground - eg. the battery compartment metals and so
> > on.
> So, what happened in the end was that I took my soldering iron and a
> nice hunk of soldering tin and made *ugly* traces of tin going from
> the battery compartment metal to on top of the board where the solder
> points are. _Yes_, it is going on the outside of the board, on top of
> the board. Now this wasn't too easy to achieve and I didn't do it too
> well.


> Then I put everything back together again... and success! The unit is
> in perfect working order now! The only visible difference is that the
> left battery-cover is a bit more open than it should since the
> batteries no longer fit as tightly in the compartment.
> So - it was the ground connection, god knows whatever was wrong with
> the hard drive screwing - but now everything is fine.
> Thank you, very much - I don't think I would've realized that was the
> problem without your help.

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