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Subject: Re: My Archos FM Recorder 20 refuses to play a file
From: Fred (
Date: 2004-06-02

Today I tried to fix the problem by disassembling the device again, and
after reassembling it showed me an error ATA-41 ... are these toys
programmed to self-destroy after the one year warranty is up ?


"Fred" <> a écrit dans le message de
> Hello !
> Today I encountered a curious problem with my Archos FM Recorder 20 :
> a crash (the HDD refuses to read, it happens quite often) and the
> reboot, I had an "ATA Error 53" message from my home build, flash booted
> Rockbox that had runned very well for about a month. I tried several
> attempts, there was nothing to do : this was the first time I met such an
> error, I sometimes had ATA 31 errors after trying to boot Rockbox from the
> Archos charging menu, but no 53 errors. Back at home I tried to boot it
> more, again Rockbox showed up an error 53. I decided to open my MP3
> I verified that everything was well connected (the device has really a
> design ... Hopefully mine was a "new generation" FM but that didn't help
> from crashing from time to time) and got it back working. Rockbox booted
> again but I could not hear a sound ... the file was stuck at 00:00 and did
> not want to play. I tried to boot the Archos 1.30j firmware, it even
> to boot ! The bootup process hung at about 3/4 of the progress bar, I had
> shut down. I can still charge the device, browse files and folder as well
> preferences menus, but I'm absolutely unable to play music files. I can
> still get the bitrate, id3 version and so on, but no sound. The recording
> functions do not seem to work anymore too, but I have no problems in
> connecting the device to my PC via USB. Maybe the MP3 decoder is down, or
> some other hardware issue has arised, if you could help me I'd be really
> thankfull !
> Thank you for reading this email (and for the Rockbox firmware of course),
> know you're not the Archos customer service but I really don't have a clue
> about that ...
> Fred
> _______________________________________________


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