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Subject: Re: A Dead h140

Re: A Dead h140

From: Neon John <jgd_at_johngsbbq.com>
Date: 2005-12-14

On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 18:23:30 +0100, Thom Johansen <thomj@pvv.ntnu.no>
wrote:

>Jonathan Mosen wrote:
>
>> My dilemma is that I would like to do a clean Rockbox installation, but
>> now can't because the machine appears to be locking up immediately at
>> power on. I thought I remember reading somewhere that you could hold
>> the record button down to get back to the original Iriver firmware but
>> this doesn't seem to be working for me. Is there any magic key sequence
>> that will get me into some position where I can fix this, as right now
>> I'm scared I've destroyed the machine.
>You can boot to the original iRiver firmware by ensuring that the unit
>is turned off, then keeping the record (lower left one) pressed while
>you switch the unit on.
>Another thing worth trying is inserting the USB cable, then switching
>the unit on. The Rockbox bootloader should then enter USB mode and let
>you access it via your computer. If this does not work, something
>is seriously wrong.
>Hope you get it going again!

Another thing to look at is windows plug'n'pray. Often when a USB
P'n'P auto-dectect goes wrong, windows installs a dummy driver. This
driver must be deleted before the device will install.

Look in Control panel -> system -> hardware -> device manager. The
dummy driver usually installs under "universal serial bus controllers"
but sometimes with a disk drive, it installs under "disk drives". It
is called "dummy device" or something like that. Simply delete that
device, plug your unit in and let it P'n'P normally.

John

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Cleveland, Occupied TN
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Received on Wed Dec 14 18:40:42 2005

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