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Subject: Re: HD Error...My baby won't boot!
From: Nick Brodich (
Date: 2004-06-01

Thank you, Nicolas and Sophana, for your replies. To address some of your

1. I will back up my files as soon as I send this email! Good advice,
and advice that I should not delay. I will then reformat and try again.
2. Realizing that a mechanism-free player has considerably more shock
resistance, the lack of memory is a definite downside. Carrying most of my
music collection with me has tremendous advantages. If I do have to go
mechanism-free, what are the group's suggestions? What is a good and
reliable unit that has a decent sized memory? And how much is decent sized?
How many CDs?
3. I carry the unit in my pocket, so it only gets beat up as much as I do
:). I don't believe I can isolate it any more than I do, short of a fanny
pack that has foam inside. But now were are talking BIG PRODUCTION. The
beauty of the Archos is that I can slip in in my jacket pocket and go.
4. Can anyone suggest a new disk drive that is heartier than the one that
originally came with my Studio 10? Will it make a difference? How
difficult would it be to switch the hard drives? Where the heck do I buy
such a hard drive?

So it appears as though I have two realistic choices: tougher hard drive,
or mechanism-free player. I thank you for your responses and I would again
appreciate your collective wisdom.

Nick Brodich

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Brodich" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 9:10 AM
Subject: HD Error...My baby won't boot!

Dear Brain Trust:

     After a fairly high-speed motorcycle trip, it appears as thought I've
done in my Studio 10. It will not boot up. I only get the HD Error
message. When I connect the USB to my PC, everything is completely normal.
I can navigate through all of the files without any problems. But it will
not boot.

    I would like your suggestions on two fronts. First, is there any way to
get my unit to boot and return to normal? If so, what should I do.

    Secondly, perhaps I need to rethink the appropriateness of my Studio 10
for motorcycling applications. Even with the Rockbox anti-skip protection
cranked up to the max, I was still getting consistent skipping problems. Is
there a better unit out there for my rough-and-tumble application? Is it
conceiveable to install a more robust hard drive into my Studio 10?

    In short, I would like to fix the current problem and take steps so that
I am not in this position again.

    As always, your expertise and insight is marveled at and greatly

Nick Brodich


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