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Subject: Re: Dropped AJR v1 20gb

Re: Dropped AJR v1 20gb

From: John Bauman <john_at_baumanfamily.com>
Date: 2005-04-17

I just opened it up, and the battery connections look fine. I've resoldered the
connections, even. I've replaced the batteries, so it's not them. About the
clicking noise, it's lots of clicks right after each other (10 a second or so).
It really doesn't look good for the hard drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "j c" <johner81@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <sorin_srbu@pp.sbbs.se>; "Rockbox development" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 4:58 AM
Subject: RE: Dropped AJR v1 20gb

> 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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