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Subject: RE: Red LED Death revisited
From: Touillaud Nicolas (
Date: 2004-03-19

The cause is unclear in some case, but yes: this the Red Led of Death

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Lucas []
Envoyé : vendredi 19 mars 2004 17:17
À :
Objet : Re: Red LED Death revisited

Sorry to sound foolish, but what exactly do you mean by the Red LED of
Death? I personally have my unit freeze on me like I have paused it (though
I haven't), and still responsive to button presses to turn on the background
light, but nothing more. I can't select music or anything like that, and yes
the Red LED is constantly on. I had just attributed this to moving my player
too much, but perhaps this isn't the case?


"Linus Nielsen Feltzing" <> wrote in message
> Yesterday, I finally managed to reproduce the Red LED Death on my FM
> Recorder. I then immediately started investigating and I found a few
> interesting things about it:
> 1) It's damn hard to reproduce :-)
> 2) The ATA driver times out a little too early waiting for RDY, and
> probably doesn't handle the timeout correctly. I have committed a "fix"
> for this, which made it even harder for me to reproduce the RLD.
> 3) I managed to reproduce it with the Archos firmware as well. This is
> not good news.
> BTW, I have a Hitachi DK23DA-20, like most of you who experience the RLD.
> Please try the 20030320 daily build and report back if the situation
> has changed.
> Linus
> _______________________________________________


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