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Subject: Re: Preliminary 1.4 bug report

Re: Preliminary 1.4 bug report

From: Fabian Merki <>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 16:25:18 +0200

i had such effects when i changed the diskspin down to less than 3 secs...
(but in earlier versions...)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bradley M Alexander" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 11:07 PM
Subject: Preliminary 1.4 bug report

> Hi,
> This is the most preliminary of bug reports, as I only have a few
> of it and have done almost no experimentation. However, it has happened
> thrice to me today, so I thought I would pipe up.
> Hardware: JB6000
> [HW Info]
> ROM: 5.02
> USB: neg
> ATA: 0x300
> Mask: 0000
> Battery level was approx 96%, unit was running on batteries.
> I was listening to the JB in random play. About 3 minutes into a 4 minute
> song, the player stops playing. I pulled it out of the case, and the timer
> had stopped, and the red drive light was on solid. I presssed stop, but
> nothing changed. I had to turn the unit off then back on to restore.
> The second case happened about 30 minutes later. I was in the data center
> with the unit in my shirt pocket. I leaned forward, then back again and
> back of it tapped my chest and I got the same indications as above and had
> to do the same thing to fix it. A few songs after resetting it, I pressed
> stop to change directories. The JB froze in place, with the drive light
> blinking on-off at about half-second intervals. Again, I had to turn off
> recover.
> I suspect that it could be the error recovery code that is doing this. In
> earlier versions (e.g. 1.3), a drive error would cause the JB to skip to
> the next track. Is it possible that now you get this wierd issue if you
> an error.
> Just wanted to note what I've seen.
> Thanks,
> --
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Received on 2002-10-12

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