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Subject: Re: X5 hardware problems

Re: X5 hardware problems

From: Jason Stahls <>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:28:38 -0400

Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> Weoh g wrote:
>> I dropped my x5 and now it has a new "feature". Whenever the x5 is
>> playing something(in rockbox or the original firmware), and the x5 is
>> turned face down, the music sort of pauses. The music will stop
>> playing, but there will still be sounds coming out, quiet pops and
>> clicks. If the x5 is returned facing up, the music continues from
>> where it "paused" before it was flipped.
> Wow! That was a new one. :-)
> Could it be that the hard drive has a mechanical failure?
> Linus
I'd tend to agree, sounds like the HD is locking up when upside down.
The clicks and pops are probably a) the head moving around and/or b) the
drive trying to restart itself. I had a _old_ desktop drive with a
similar issue, it would only run with the plater cover removed.

Received on 2008-03-19

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