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Subject: Re: Hard Drive Issue?

Re: Hard Drive Issue?

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 19:48:51 -0500

Which fix do you want to try first?
1. Batteries - Wal Mart - $10 - 5min
2. HDD - Online - $150 - Soldering Iron - couple hours - etc.


Seriously, the batteries can go bad in such a way that the voltage reads OK,
but they cannot provide the current needed to spin up the drive. Especially
if only one cell goes bad.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike LaChance" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 1:54 PM
Subject: Hard Drive Issue?

> I have a JB20, OS version 1.28, RockBox 1.4. When plugged in to the
> charger, it appears to be okay. But when running on batteries only, it
> functions intermittently. When malfunctioning, you can hear it trying to
> work with the hard drive. At the moment, I can't get past the Archos
> startup screen. As I searched through the RockBox archives, there is
> mention that bad batteries can cause this (and Archos has suggested as
> much). But this happens before the batteries get very low (sometimes
> immediately after a full charge). Can it be that I have a drive that
> too much power?
> Thanks, Mike
> BTW Congratulations to all the contributors to RockBox! What a great
> of work!
Received on 2003-01-31

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