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Subject: Re: Recorder V2 troubleshooting help needed

Re: Recorder V2 troubleshooting help needed

From: Tom Marinello <t.marinello_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-06-26

Mike and BlueChip,

Thanks for the quick response. But...

I should have noted initially that the unit displays the same behavior
whether connected to USB _or_ AC adapter power.

/Tom

On 6/26/06, Mike Bartz wrote:
> Definitely plug in the AC adaptor and see if it powers up. I had the
> problem on my V2 where it would not power up off of the batteries, but
> would be OK on AC power.
>
> I had to remove the battery and bend the connectors that are deep
> inside the unit toward the battery with a modified paperclip to get a
> better contact. After a full charge, everything was fine.
>
> Mike

  and

BlueChip wrote:
> I'd start by checking the battery connections.
> There are pages about it in the wiki.
> It is a common fault for both the V1 and V2 units.
>
> BC
>
> Tom Marinello wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Longtime lurker - using Rockbox since version 2.2.
>
> My V2 (running an April 20 daily build) took a fall the other day and
> now when I press "On," the green LED comes on, the display LED backlight
> comes on, but there's no Rockbox. No text in the display, no red drive
> light, and if I release the "On" key, it shuts down. There are drive
> sounds - I can hear it spin up, but that's it. Connecting a USB cable
> has the same result.
>
> Not sure where to start troubleshooting. Does this sound like a drive
> problem or electronics? Should I unsolder the drive and test it in my PC
> or is it dead electronics? Fry's has a Toshiba 60MB and a Fujitsu 100MB
> (both 8mb/5400 RPM drives) in their weekend ad, if this is a drive
> problem - and advice for or against either of those?
>
> Can anyone provide logical troubleshooting advise, or point me to a
> thread in the archives? I'm willing to spend a little time and money,
> but this may be the time to upgrade.
>
> thanks
> /Tom
>
>
>
Received on Mon Jun 26 23:20:00 2006


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