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Subject: Re: First red LED death
From: scott (die_pokemon_die123_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2003-07-14


i had an interesting RLD the other day. i went to playlist options, and then 'create playlist' for
the root dir, and it was going fine until it hit 887, where it froze. the music continued playing
until what it had in ram, but the create screen was stuck. after the music stopped i had to reset.

has anyone ever had an RLD while plugged in? i've never seen it happen. my theory is that the HD
can't get enough power for some reason or another, and freezes. when and why it happens though, i
have no idea. i've seen it happen at battery percents from anywhere between 100 and 7, while
sitting on a table, and while walking home. my anti-skip buffer (mp3 players can skip??) has
always been a 7s

--- Chuck Urwiler <curwiler_at_comcast.net> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I noted a while ago that this Red LED death problem seems to be a FAQ, yet
> I had never seen it.... Until yesterday.
>
> I have an FMR 20, and most of the time I listen to it while working in my
> home office, so it sits plugged into power and doesn't get bounced around.
>
>
> However, yesterday, I went out to cut the grass and brought it out with me
> - sure makes the grass-cutting go more quickly. While I was listening,
> right in the middle of a song, the sound cut out, and when I looked at the
> unit, I saw the solid red LED, everything was locked up (i.e., no controls
> worked) and, my battery indicator (displayed as numbers) was flashing. I
> was able to hold OFF and then restart the unit just fine.
>
> Other than this, I also had enabled the anti-skip buffer, which I normally
> have set to 0. I set this to 3sec before going out. So perhaps this is a
> buffer underrun problem of some kind?? Or maybe only a problem while on
> the batteries?
>
> Anything I can do to help troubleshoot this problem further?
>
> -Chuck
>

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