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Subject: RE: Dead archos
From: Ofir Carny (
Date: 2004-02-12

I had a similar problem recently (see,
including the weird noise, surprisingly, no one answered my mail.

Anyway, I disassembled it, cleaned it a bit and reassembled it again,
and it works now (I even flashed it for the first time afterward). I
have no idea what the problem was though, I assume some short-circuit

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> On Behalf Of Matthew Daubenspeck
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 4:13 PM
> To:
> Subject: Dead archos
> I tried turning on my Archos last night, and for the most part, it's
> dead. If I turn it on without the power connected, it just locks at
> the Loading Firmware screen. If I start it without the power, it
> turns on, the screen light dims, and then the unit shuts off
> Otherwise, when the power was connected, the unit was making a terrble
> clicking/grinding nose. I am assuming the drive is dead.
> Any ideas on a specific drive I should use to replace it? With newer
> 20GB models selling so cheap, it might be better off to just buy a
> replacement...
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> Matthew Daubenspeck
> 09:07:51 up 37 days, 24 min, 1 user, load average: 0.02, 0.02, 0.00
> _______________________________________________

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