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Subject: Re: ATA Error -52 HELP! WORSE NEWS
From: roland (for_spam_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-12-13


> How would you feel if you just got a new model and it stopped
> working within hours of flashing it.
angry - indeed!

FYI
>3. Risks
>
>Well, is it dangerous? Yes, certainly, like programming a mainboard BIOS,
>CD/DVD drive firmware, mobile phone, etc. If the power fails, your chip
>breaks while programming or most of all the programming software malfunctions,
>you'll have a dead box. We take no responsibility of any kind, you do that at
>your own risk. However, we tried as carefully as possible to bulletproof this
>code. The new firmware file is completely read before it starts programming,
>there are a lot of sanity checks. If any fails, it will not program. Before
>releasing this, we have checked the flow with exactly these files supplied here,
>starting from the original firmware in flash. It worked reliably, there's no
>reason why such low level code should behave different on your box.

>Have a little compassion you bastard, and do your jokes and bashing elsewhere.

come on! be nice to each other - this is not the kind of way we should speak to
each other on this list!

it`s annoying to break expensive hardware - but that`s just a shitty little piece of
hardware which is known to fail very often, so it is not even worth to be angry about
or even curse at each other, because of that.
you probably get this fixed with the help from this nice people here - or - you probably
have a general hardware problem with your hdd inside and have to contact archos. but you
could be out of luck because they would complain about the flashing. but there is http://www.newmp3technology.com/ as an alternative
which repair them at a fixed price.

regards
roland

----- Original Message -----
From: "SteamShip" <steamship_at_sbcglobal.net>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: ATA Error -52 HELP! WORSE NEWS

> If you can't be helpful, then I would appreciate it if you just shut the
> fuck up. How would you feel if you just got a new model and it stopped
> working within hours of flashing it. Have a little compassion you bastard,
> and do your jokes and bashing elsewhere.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "TP Diffenbach" <rockbox_at_diffenbach.org>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 3:19 PM
> Subject: RE: ATA Error -52 HELP! WORSE NEWS
>
>
> > > PLEASE DON'T USE MY PLEA FOR HELP AS A WAY TO BASH A MODEL FOR YOUR
> > OWN SELFISH AGENDA
> >
> > Ok, I admit it: I, at the behest of the Trilateral Commission and the
> > Illuminati, with the support of the Internal Brotherhood of Elks and the
> > Reptilian Humanoids from the star Sirius, have sworn that my selfish
> agenda
> > is to bash the FMR.
> >
> > You have unmasked me!
> >
> > Drat, foiled again.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
> > Behalf Of SteamShip
> > Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 2:48 PM
> > To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> > Subject: Re: ATA Error -52 HELP! WORSE NEWS
> > Importance: High
> >
> >
> > No if you read my PLEA for help talking about just replacing the 4 NiMH
> > batteries and it being a model 50277 you would see that it is neither a
> FMT
> > nor V2. PLEASE DON'T USE MY PLEA FOR HELP AS A WAY TO BASH A MODEL FOR
> YOUR
> > OWN SELFISH AGENDA!
> >
> > I am posting a problem that greatly concerns me, asking for help as to
> what
> > is wrong, not to give you a soapbox to fight about some other issue. CAN
> > ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS, AND WHY? DID I DO SOMETHING WRONG?
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "TP Diffenbach" <rockbox_at_diffenbach.org>
> > To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> > Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 12:51 PM
> > Subject: RE: ATA Error -52 HELP! WORSE NEWS
> >
> >
> > > Is it an FMT or a V2? If so, it may well be an issue of Archos quality
> (or
> > > lack thereof) control.
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
> > > Behalf Of SteamShip
> > > Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 12:35 PM
> > > To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> > > Subject: Re: ATA Error -52 HELP! WORSE NEWS
> > >
> > >
> > > SHIT....After charging the batteries for 8 hours and having it display
> > they
> > > were fully changed, it now will no longer boot with F1. It gets to the
> > 4th
> > > bar on the old Archos firmware and the hard drive clicking starts
> getting
> > > continuous, then sounds like it is in bad shape. I can't get the
> original
> > > archos back into it. Is this a dead Archos that was only a day old?
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "SteamShip" <steamship_at_sbcglobal.net>
> > > To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> > > Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 5:25 AM
> > > Subject: ATA Error -52 HELP!
> > >
> > >
> > > >snip<
> > >
> > > > ATA error -52
> > > > Press ON to debug (which I did) This is what it showed (the AN
> values
> > > > flickered through various characters which I tried to see and show in
> > > > parentheses):
> > > >
> > > > PADR: A27F
> > > > PBDR: BD95
> > > > AN0: 3FF AN4: 000 (to 002)
> > > > AN1: 1E0 (to 1F9) AN5: 000 (to 002)
> > > > AN2: 001 (to 003) AN6: 350 (to 356)
> > > > AN3: 15B (to 15C/D) AN7: 16F (to 170)
> > > > Batt: 5.48 V (to 5.50) -1%
> > > > ATA: master, 0x200
> > > >
> > > > Then I pressed the Off button, and it displayed:
> > > >
> > > > *Panic* ATA: -52
> > > >
> > > > I can start it with F1 into old Archos firmware. I decided to put in
> my
> > > > 1800 mAH batteries and it seems to be ok again, but the charging
> > batteries
> > > > is keeping the display light on.
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>



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