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Subject: RE: Dropped AJR v1 20gb

RE: Dropped AJR v1 20gb

From: j c <johner81_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2005-04-15

like others have suggested, the batt connectors are
most likely (imho). if there is not enough power to
the drive it can click & make really strange noises so
it could well be fine.
also many drives (def Fujitsu) do rattle a bit if you
shake them.

the JBs are very very renouned for dodgy connections
-theres loads of stuff on rbox site on how to fix it &
once it's fixed then it tends to stay fixed & be
reliable (in my experience).

jc

--- Sorin Srbu <sorin_srbu@pp.sbbs.se> wrote:
> 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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