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Subject: Re: *Panic* ATA error

Re: *Panic* ATA error

From: j c <johner81_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2005-01-05

if you look at last months postings theres all the
info you could need on replacing drives & which to
choose.

i'm surprised you could miss it as there's so much.

it might be worth checking you battery connections as
this fault would obviously replicate that of low
battery power.
all the info on connections will be on the rockbox
site.

also look on newmp3technology web site for all the
info about your error/connections:

http://newmp3technology.net/forum/index.php?sid=04964bd53706a18505c26df9bb53c2bd

jc

jc --- Banzaitron I <leptonhead@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Yes, I'm pretty sure it's not the battery. I
> charged
> it and it still makes the same hideous clunking
> noise
> when I tried to boot afterwards. It sounds like the
> mechanism in the drive is stuck or something. This
> is
> very frustrating. It's less than a year old.
>
> Can anyone recommend a good 40 or 60 gig replacement
> drive? Thx.
>
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> >sounds a small bit like if the batteries are low.
> >Did you try to hold F1 while pluggin in to the
> >charger ?
> >This will boot the old archos firmware that will
> >start to charge the
> >batteries undonditionally without trying to start
> the
> >hdd.
> >
> >
> >Manuel
> >
> >
>
> --- Banzaitron I <leptonhead@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > I just tried turning on my v2 recorder this
> morning,
> > when to my horror it just started making clicking
> > and
> > clunking noises over and over, stuck on the
> rockbox
> > boot screen. Eventually I got the panic ATA error
> > msg, and one time I got what appeared to be a hex
> > dump
> > screen. I tried booting into archos' firmware
> with
> > F1
> > and it still clunks and hangs. Is there any hope
> of
> > recovering this drive or is it toast? Assuming
> it's
> > dead, I suppose I'll need to look into the HD
> > upgrade.
> > Is there a dummy's guide to replacing the HD in
> the
> > archos out there anywhere?
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Received on Wed Jan 5 10:09:19 2005


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