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Subject: RE: Dropped AJR v1 20gb

RE: Dropped AJR v1 20gb

From: Sorin Srbu <sorin_srbu_at_pp.sbbs.se>
Date: 2005-04-15

rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin_srbu@pp.sbbs.se>
> To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:30 AM
> Subject: RE: Dropped AJR v1 20gb
>
>
>> rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se wrote:
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin_srbu@pp.sbbs.se>
>>> To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>>> Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 4:55 AM
>>> Subject: RE: Dropped AJR v1 20gb
>>>
>>>
>>>> rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se wrote:
>>>>> I just dropped my AJR on the ground yesterday. There isn't any
>>>>> visible damage, but it won't boot. The power comes on and the
>>>>> (unflashed) loading screen comes up, but it only progresses to
>>>>> three bars loaded - there's no actual error message. I've tried
>>>>> plugging it into USB, too, and the computer says that the "device
>>>>> won't start up." I'm guessing that this is a hard drive problem,
>>>>> but does anyone have other suggestions? If this is a hard drive
>>>>> problem, does anyone have suggestions for places in the US to buy
>>>>> a new hard drive?
>>>>
>>>> Was it on when you dropped it?
>>>
>>> No. I only dropped around 1 foot, from my bag to the ground. It
>>> didn't seem too bad at the time, but it didn't work when I tried it
>>> later.
>>
>> Ok, I was wondering because 2,5"-drives can handle some 300G or
>> more, when *off*, however when they're on, they can't handle nowhere
>> near 300G. So it's not it then, well, how about some connector that
>> got loose when you dropped it? I don't think it's the batteries, as
>> your JBR will reportedly start, although you may want to check them
>> too, that is the battery connectors.
>>
>> You have any warranty left? If not I'd get a another working hd, and
>> plug it in and see if works with that one. If windows can't see it
>> it may very well be a faulty drive.
>>
>> I take it, it doesen't rattle when you shake it? 8-)
>
> I just discovered when I put it to my ear while it starts, it makes a
> weird clicking noise. Not a good sign at all, I think.

All harddrives tick and click a bit. It's the heads moving around that does this. It's really difficult to tell if a hd is broke, unless you've heard that "broken"-noise before.

Best Wishes
                  Sorin
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