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Subject: Re: Cold weather issues?
From: H C (hccebay_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2004-01-11


Rob,

How do you get it into debug mode if the drive won't
spin up to load the firmware?

Soundman

--- Rob Bauer <rbauer_at_tekro.com> wrote:
> My FM Recorder is very cranky in cold weather. I
> find just putting it
> directly in front of the car's heater vents for a
> minute or so works
> really well. Then once the cabin temperature heats
> up, its good to go.
> I find any temperature that brings the voltage
> around 3.5v or less
> doesn't allow enough juice to get the drive to spin
> up. So when the
> drive hangs, I'll put it in the debug mode and check
> the temperature.
> Once its holding over 3.6v or so, I'll try booting
> it up again (it may
> still get stuck, but the chances of it booting seem
> to be much better).
> I also find leaving the charger unplugged helps when
> getting it started
> (once the car has warmed up, I plug the charger in).
>
>
> Rob
>

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