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Subject: Re: Hd failure on recorder 20
From: Hans Baumeister (hdb_at_hdbconsult.de)
Date: 2003-11-30


Roland,

the tac tac tac is probably coming from your hard drive which is being told
to turn on and back off rhythmically. I had the same problem after
replacing the original 6 GB hard disk with a 20 Gig version (also IBM, same
model). After several hours of checking the unit with the case off (worked
fine), then putting the case back on only to get the identical effect you
described (unit would only spin up and boot if the ON button was held) to
taking the case back off... repeat above... I figured out the actual
problem: there seems to be a distributed ground connection around the top
of the unit (also to the left of the ON button) that is realised by
bleeding solder through a PCB hole onto the metal case below. A pretty
haphazard way of doing things (but to be honest, I was shocked anyway at
the soldering quality inside my Recorder).
I took a soldering iron and pumped some new, hot solder into this ground
bridge -- after that - no problem!

Hans

At 29.11.2003 - 20:13, you wrote:
>Hi
> > when I run the jukebox, the system begin to load during 1 or 2 seconds,
> then
> > shut down. If I keep the on button pushed, I get these values :
> >
> > Hd register error
> > SC1 (85) 128
> > SN1 (170) 128
> > SC2 (170) 128
> > SN2 (85) 128
> > - I can hear a strange little noise when I keep the "on" button pushed
> > (something like a speedy "tac tac tac tac".
>mhhh - replace the batteries with some fresh charged ones and try again.
>archos JB behaves really strange when batteries begin getting empty or if
>on cell of the 4 is going to get bad.
>the shutdown after 1-2 seconds, the register error and the tactactac sound
>familar
>to me.
>let me guess: the tactactac goes in sync with flickering of the lcd
>backlight, right?
>(btw: even the charger usually doesn`t deliver enough power for permanent
>"running"
>of the jukebox. so big datatransfers and long-lasting-operations like
>defrag _can_
>be problematic - at least with my car adapter this happens quite often and
>gives
>me the typical "tactactac" on startup)
>
>roland
>
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "mielpop" <mielpop_at_free.fr>
>To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 12:36 PM
>Subject: Hd failure on recorder 20
>
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I have encountered the following problem recently :
> >
> > I was trying to acces my archos recorder 20 with linux mandrake 9.1.
> And that
> > was NOT a piece of cake :
> >
> > Archos jukebox is supposed to be recognized as a usb mass storage, and
> I read
> > everything I could to do so : what I finally got was that it was
> possible for
> > me to access it if the archos was plugged BEFORE booting...
> >
> > I recently re-intalled the 9.1, and then, on boot, I was asked if I
> wanted to
> > run the config tool, what I did.
> >
> > I remember I did not do anything with this tool (meaning : no
> suppression of
> > partition or anything, no formating or so).
> >
> > But after that, I couldn't acces to th internal harddrive in my rockbox :
> >
> > Here is the thing :
> >
> > when I run the jukebox, the system begin to load during 1 or 2 seconds,
> then
> > shut down. If I keep the on button pushed, I get these values :
> >
> > Hd register error
> > SC1 (85) 128
> > SN1 (170) 128
> > SC2 (170) 128
> > SN2 (85) 128
> >
> > I firstly thought the linux config tool I ran had messed up my
> partition table
> > or anything. Which seemed to be confirmed by the fact I could plug the
> archos
> > with usb (keeping the "on" button on boot usb pllugged).
> >
> > So, I tryed to do something with windows XP :
> >
> > I tryed a scandisk, wich freezed at 25 %
> > I tryed to format the hard drive (fat 32), expecting I could get a new
> > formatted hard drive, but the format didnt' succeed (an error message
> > occurred at 10 %).
> >
> > - Now, I can not anymore access the hard driove with usb (under linux or
> > windows).
> >
> > - I can hear a strange little noise when I keep the "on" button pushed
> > (something like a speedy "tac tac tac tac".
> >
> > - Still, I get the given values.
> >
> > Hd register error
> > SC1 (85) 128
> > SN1 (170) 128
> > SC2 (170) 128
> > SN2 (85) 128
> >
> >
> > I read the thread
> > http://rockbox.haxx.se/mail/archive/rockbox-archive-2003-08/0497.shtml
> > But it does concern a new HD recognition problem.
> >
> > Anyway, my feeling is that my hard drive is down... But, as I didn't
> manage to
> > do anything mechanically, I wonder if I could not do anything (except
> > changing the drive).
> >
> > Firstly, does anywone know what is wrong with my jukebox (is it
> necessarily a
> > HD problem).
> > Secondly, does anywone have any idea of what happenned ?
> > Thirdly, does anywone have a suggestion to fix it ?
> >
> >
> > Thank you for reading all this long message.
> >



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