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Subject: Re: (no subject))

Re: (no subject))

From: Rocker <>
Date: 2005-04-20

Beam me up Scotty! Lol!


----- Original Message -----
From: "BlueChip" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 1:17 PM
Subject: (was: (no subject))

> EMP is the electronics killer - especially magnetic based recording
> meduims - of which a hdd is most certianly one ...Moveable rust flakes
> glued to a spinning glass disk - somewhere between a (philips) casette and
> a record which plays out from the middle using a teeny weeny magent
> instead of a needle, and spins considerably faster than 33 RPM :)
> Start by simply reformatting the hard drive - you could get lucky.
> Next will be a low level format, to replace the engineering marks on the
> disk platters.
> The worry is that if you hit the right frequency for long enough you could
> have killed anything - for 'tis the nature of EMP :( Massive magnetic
> pulses cause an empathetic movement of electrons in metallic substances -
> that is ...a big enough magnet (or much smaller alternating
> (electro-)magnet) will generate electricity INSIDE componenets ...breach
> the chips safety specs, and the result is anything from dead to
> (apprently) random behaviour.
> Pray for it to be a dead hard drive :)
> BC
>>Hello all.
>>I am a car audio guy, and I just got through installing on my car. The
>>thing is, when I was installing my sub and testing it with test tones from
>>my Archos Recorder v2, the 9" diameter by 3" tall magnets accidentally
>>came near the MP3 player.
>>Basically, now, the MP3 player loads perfectly. It has no problem
>>spinning up the hard drive, however on about 80 to 90 percent of my songs,
>>the mp3 player will play 5-8 seconds of the song, and then lock down, stop
>>playing, and I have to force shutdown on it.
>>Also, when plugging it into a computer, the mp3 player will not register
>>with the computer half of the time, and when it does, it comes up as a
>>"Local Disk Drive" (not "Jukebox:") and also reports the drive to be
>>What can I do to make my MP3 player usable?
>>Many thanks,
> _______________________________________________

Received on Wed Apr 20 02:19:24 2005

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