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Subject: RE: AJBR20 Dying?
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2004-06-04


Mine is also dying. It has been taken apart about 10 times now and this
final time seems to have broken something. I can now switch it on and off
via the power buttons as normal, but also by squeezing the case quite gently
at either the sides, or the top and bottom.

I did notice that the I/O PCBs on the top/bottom where the batteries connect
are now bent from the constant pressure of the battery contact spring
pressing against them. Looks like a design fault to me.

It will have to come apart yet again. Anyone got any ideas of where to look
for the fix?

I haven't been impressed by any of the new players on the market. None of
them have all the features I want, a few come close but are always missing
at least one of my "must have" features.

I guess what most of us RockBoxers are doing is waiting until someone with
the expertise and time to port RockBox does so on one of these new breed of
players. Then we will all know which one to buy. Until then, we will have
to keep nursing/using our Archoses (or is it Archi) well past their use by
date.

Stu.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joel Lardizabal [mailto:chingmagaling_at_hotmail.com]
> Sent: 03 June 2004 14:57
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: AJBR20 Dying?
>
>
> My AJBR has a Hitachi Travelstar 80GB in it with 4x 2300mAh Lenmar
> batteries. It has been working perfectly for many months but
> yesterday it
> gave me a variety of problems. I use my AJBR daily to
> transfer files to and
> from work using the USB2.0 connection. It is constantly
> powered with a 9VDC
> power supply.
>
>
>
> The errors started when I could no longer see the unit in
> Windows. Then
> when I tried rebooting the unit, I would get either a *PANIC*
> DISK NULL, or
> DISK ATA -71 error. I would also get HDD register errors
> sometimes. I
> replaced the batteries with newer, fully charged 2300mAh
> ones. The problem
> remained. Furthermore, the unit would have difficulty booting when no
> external power is supplied - as if the battery power wasn't
> enough - the LCD
> was dimming. Now I know the batteries are fully charged and
> can supply more
> than enough current to run the thing. I made sure the HDD was OK by
> removing it and testing it out on a PC, and thankfully it was fine.
>
>
>
> Any thoughts, suggestions?
>
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