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Subject: Re: iriver H340 instability

Re: iriver H340 instability

From: Tapio Kelloniemi <spammi.helevetti_at_nbl.fi>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:55:25 +0300

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 07:58:38AM +0200, Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> Grant Hardy wrote:
> >So that's where I am now. Putting my ear up to the player after the cyclic
> >redundancy check failed, the motor is still on. What do the signs point
> >to?
>
> The signs point to either a bad hard drive or a bad hard drive connection.

You should do a read/write test on the whole disc (not just its first
partition). I'm afraid you cannot do this in DOS (or whatever the OS is
called nowadays). "badblocks -w /dev/your-iriver" would do this in GNU/Linux.
The device does not support SMART so you don't need to take that into account.

-- 
Tapio
Received on 2007-03-29

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