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Subject: Re: archos unit no longer working
From: Vince Scimeca (vscimeca_at_jupitermedia.com)
Date: 2003-07-18


when I pulled the drive it tested fine. if it was the drive that
wouldn't worry me, but it doesn't look like it is the drive.

Vince

On Fri, 2003-07-18 at 15:49, DarkAngel wrote:
> Have you try to test the drive (40G) on you IBM thinkpad ?
> Looks like it's dead : no spinning but the one from IBM works ??
> hope for you I'm wrong...
> St├ęphane
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vince Scimeca" <vscimeca_at_jupitermedia.com>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 9:17 PM
> Subject: Re: archos unit no longer working
>
>
> > I held and held and held the on button down to no avail. all the solder
> > points looked good when I had the unit open.
> >
> > Vince
> >
> > On Fri, 2003-07-18 at 14:52, scott wrote:
> > > have you tried holding the 'on' button down for a few seconds? probably
> not your problem, but
> > > worth a shot. also, did you check the all the solder points to make sure
> theres still a
> > > connection?
> > >
> > >
> > > -scott
> > >
> > > --- Vince Scimeca <vscimeca_at_jupitermedia.com> wrote:
> > > > I figured I would start here rather then deal with the archos tech
> > > > support nightmare...I have the Archos Jukebox studio 20 which I have
> > > > upgraded with a 40G drive. While at the gym the other day listening
> to
> > > > my archos, it accidentally feel about 4 feet to the rubberized floor.
> > > > One of the battery covers popped off so I replaced it and thought no
> big
> > > > deal. The song that had been playing was still displayed on the LCD
> but
> > > > the screen and unit appeared to be frozen. Pressing the buttons to
> > > > resume play did nothing. I finally shut the unit down as i normally
> > > > would and it shut down fine. I tried to power it back up and all i
> get
> > > > is the green on light but nothing on the display. When powering back
> up
> > > > I noticed that the hard drive did not seem to be spinning up as I had
> > > > normally noticed it does so I figured something had come loose
> > > > internally and needed to be re-seated. I opened the unit up which I
> > > > have done before and took the hard drive out and put it in an ultrabay
> > > > unit I have for my IBM thinkpad just to test. I was able to read all
> > > > the contents on the hard drive and it seemed to be fine. I put
> > > > everything back together but I continue to have the same problem;
> green
> > > > light, no display and hard disk does not seem to spin up. I tried to
> > > > blindly go through how I would normally play music just to see if it
> was
> > > > the display that went bad, but no music. any thoughts, input (other
> > > > then calling me names for dropping it ;-) or help would be
> appreciated.
> > > >
> > > > thanks
> > > > Vince
> > >
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