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Subject: Re: *PANIC* recfile: -4 and lose everything

Re: *PANIC* recfile: -4 and lose everything

From: espammy <espammy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-12

Well, I think I've found the problem: the disk is messed up. Now the darned
thing won't even turn on at all. Holding down the ON button just causes both
the green and red lights to flash and I hear a low clicking sound from the
disk. Same thing happens when I hook it up via USB.

I bought this POS during April of last year, so it's out of warranty. Has
anyone else experienced disk issues - this is with the Hitachi 20GB
(HITCHI_DK23DA-20) drive? I'm wondering if the disk might be covered by a
longer warranty by Hitachi?

Anyone know? Sucks being out $180. I guess this is why people buy Ipods.
Perhaps in 10 years the Chinese will build electronics that don't break
after a year.

On 10/5/05, espammy <espammy@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I have a Archos JBR V2 (P/N 4000028) with a strange problem. I am
> running the Rockbox 2.5 firmware and have also successfully flashed
> the unit. I have reformatted and re-unzipped the 2.5 firmware, so
> starting out clean.
>
> Here's the issue: whenever I try to record, everything appears to be
> going fine (Time and Size increments, levels move, etc) until I end
> the recording. As soon as I stop the recording I get the following
> display:
>
> *PANIC*
> recfile: -4
>
> The green light is on and the red light is flashing.
>
> At that point I hold the OFF button for 10 seconds or so to turn off
> the unit. When I turn it back on I get the messages "No rockbox
> directory" and "Installation incomplete."
>
> If I hook the unit up to my laptop at this point, here's what the
> directory listing looks like"
>
> Directory of F:\
>
> 02/04/1980 12:03 AM 0 A
> 07/31/1980 12:07 AM 16,711,935 A
> 02/04/1980 12:02 AM 0 R
> 03/15/1980 12:03 AM 110 B
> 03/21/1980 12:03 AM 6,619,245 ?
> 02/04/1980 12:04 AM 0 S
> 02/04/1980 12:01 AM 196,680 a
> 02/04/1980 12:04 AM 0 m
> 02/04/1980 12:03 AM 65,742 1
> The parameter is incorrect.
> 02/04/1980 12:03 AM 16,711,935 A
> 02/04/1980 12:06 AM 0 R
> 03/16/1980 12:03 AM 51 A
> 02/04/1980 12:00 AM 65,727 N
> 14 File(s) 40,706,858 bytes
> 0 Dir(s) 17,302,339,584 bytes free
>
> Any idea what is happening here? Bad disk? I've reformatted several
> times now, ran chkdsk, etc all to no avail. Seems to work fine until
> I try to record.
>
> Don't know if this helps any:
>
> [Hardware Info]
> ROM: 1.23
> Mask: 0x0104
> USB: positive
> PR: positive
> Flash: M=BF D=D6
> ROM CRC: 0x222F V1
> ATA: 0x200,master
>
> [Partitions]
> P0: S:3F
> T:C 19069 MB
>
> Disk info:
> HITCHI_DK23DA-20
>
> Thanks!
>
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Received on Wed Oct 12 19:43:01 2005


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