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Subject: Re: HD register error
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
You should "prime" NimH batteries by complete charge, complete discharge,
complete charge, complete discharge, complete charge, use normally
At 02:33 27/12/03, you wrote:
>On Fri, 26 Dec 2003 20:26:34 -0500, "Frank Incensed"
> >well when i plug into dc power it does the same thing wouldnt that be the
> >same as replacing the batteries?
> >the msg on the the screen says
> >HD register error
> >SC1 (85) 227
> >SN1 (170) 0
> >SC2 (170) 18
> >SN2 (85) 211
>No. The wall wart cannot supply enough power to spin up the drive. The
>batteries have to help.
>I ran into this with my new Recorder last week. I left it on charge for a
>couple of hours and then started copying over the files from my other
>Recorder. I started getting a very occasional "delayed write failed" error
>from windoze. It finally dawned on me that the new recorder still contained
>the garbage factory batteries. I installed a set of good 2100 mah batteries
>and the problem was solved.
>I put the garbage batteries in my fast charger just to see what happened.
>Just like the same type batteries from my other recorder and from my Studio
>10, they got very hot very quickly and failed to take any charge. They lasted
>less than 5 minutes in my battery tester. Into the garbage they went, just
>like the other two sets.
>Anyway, the point is, if the HD cannot get enough power and the voltage drops
>to some threshold, then a wide variety of illogical error messages can result
>as the drive electronics effectively go into a dying quiver. Give it enough
>juice and all is well.
>John De Armond
>Cleveland, Occupied TN
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