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Subject: Re: fm recorder: hard disk error - can't get fm rec to shut down
From: Michael O'Quinn (
Date: 2003-06-10

On Tue, 10 Jun 2003 wrote:

> Hi ,
> I am a fairly new user of the Archos 20 FM Recorder.
> All of a sudden while playing a song I received a 'hard disk error',
> - the screen froze and
> - there is a quiet high steady beep sound (coming from the display?) and
> - I feel that the hard disk is active all the time
> Short connecting of the power input did not help.
> I have read through some forums and understood that there is a similar
> problem with the player and it risks to damage the hard drive. The only
> solution there was to open the battery cover and remove the batteries.
> Sine I am not at home and cannot open the cover with my office tools, I
> am a bit worried.
> Does anyone of you have a hint how to shut down the recorder (by
> pressing two buttons at the same time or whatever) ?
> Thank you very much in advance.
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Folks have suggested removing the battery, but will that void the
warranty? I don't know, since I have a player.

Whether or not it does, perhaps the best thing would be to get it replaced
under warranty, providing this is not a Rockbox issue.


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