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Subject: Re: Please help! Trying to install 80 gig drive....

Re: Please help! Trying to install 80 gig drive....

From: Manuel Dejonghe <limbus_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-11

it's written on it:
'rattle noise is normal when handled'

My one was a 13 GB from IBM, everything went fine. The drive is still
living, for almost 5 years now.

manuel

On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 08:55:52 +0000 (GMT), j c <johner81@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> has any one else got a fujitsu drive who could comment
> on the rattleing - does yours rattle?
> i ask as i am thinking of getting one, & this may
> influence my choice.
> also it may inluence Banzaitron I if he should return
> his.
>
> thanks,
>
> jc
>
> --- Banzaitron I <leptonhead@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I just received my replacement HD for my stock
> > Hitachi
> > which died in my v2 recorder. It's the 80 gig
> > fujitsu
> > many have recommended. First thing when I opened
> > the
> > box, I noticed the drive sounds like the insides are
> > shattered in a million pieces when you handle it.
> > It
> > sounds like an etch-a-sketch with broken glass
> > inside
> > of it. I then noticed on the drive that 'rattle
> > noise
> > is normal when handled'. WTF, I can't believe that!
> > So I try to hook it up anyway. I slide in the
> > drive,
> > replace the battery and try and start it using F1 +
> > usb mode to load up the default firmware (planning
> > to
> > format it with swisnife). After about a minute, it
> > finally finds new hardware, but no drive letter
> > appears. I go into the system control panel there
> > is
> > a yellow exclamation next to the usb masss storage
> > device and it says the archos 'couldn't be started'.
> >
> > When starting with rockbox firmware, it just hangs
> > forever with no red light activity. Does this mean
> > the drive is toast? I can't believe my luck with
> > thing. I tried hooking up the drive to an old
> > laptop
> > (266 p2) I have, but it reports that no disk is
> > found
> > in the bios. I'm not sure if that is proof of the
> > drive being bad though (do all 2.5" drives work in
> > all
> > laptops)?
> >
> > As a side note, is there a way to rule out the
> > battery
> > as the cause with a volt meter? I hooked up a
> > voltmeter to each of the two cells and both read 4.2
> > volts. I just want my mp3 player back before my
> > trip
> > to Mexico!!!!
> >
> > Thx in advance for any help.
> >
> >
> >
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