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Subject: Drive Conks Out...
From: John Gurd (j.gurd_at_ntlworld.com)
Date: 2004-09-05


I've got an FM Recorder which I got an electronics friend to modify into an
80GB FM Recorder. For a day or two it worked well, but now it conks out
after a few minutes of playing or even on start up. At first I thought it
was the new Travel Star 80GB drive itself but now I think I know.

I charged it using the Archos firmware but it still only showed 60% charge
after several hours of charging. Isn't there a double battery inside? I
think one of the connections to just one of the batteries got disturbed
during the modification and so when the FM Recorder needs full power when
accessing the drive it fails and switches off. I'm hoping this is the case
as it would be very easy to fix. I noticed that if the FM Recorder has been
moved or gently shaken that the problem sometimes goes a way for a while.

Has anyone else had experience of this kind of behaviour?

Regards

John

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