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Subject: Re: fm recorder: hard disk error - can't get fm rec to shut down
From: scott (
Date: 2003-06-10 fm has screws on top and bottom, but i just got it a few weeks ago.

--- Vincent Kujala <> wrote:
> My JBR FM20 (blue bumpers) only has tiny philips screws on
> *BOTTOM* side (to access the ribbon connector attached to
> the drive). The battery cover plate (on *TOP* side) can be
> removed without a screwdriver: lift top cover with finger
> to unlatch the battery cover plate, the plate will pivot
> out from bottom because of springs pressing against battery,
> pull plate up and out. If you pull the battery out make a
> note of its orientation.
> drive abuse: I've dropped my unit a few times already
> and it seems to have survived. I've also recorded a
> few retro techno shows with the Archos sitting on top
> of a vibrating/bouncing stage - only a few lost frames,
> perhaps because of the bouncing or because I was trying
> to record at maximum quality setting (7) vs normal (5).
> The playback was ok on JBR but other players would fail.
> Every once in a while I get "Panic recwrt -4222" while
> recording my favorite late night radio show, I just run
> a thorough scandisk afterwards to check for bad sectors.
> --
> later,
> Vincent Kujala (

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