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Subject: Re[2]: Disk spin-up when shutting down

Re[2]: Disk spin-up when shutting down

From: Uwe Freese <>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 13:40:52 +0100

Hello Björn,

Björn Stenberg wrote on Sunday, February 2, 2003, 1:06:52 PM:

BS> Uwe Freese wrote:
>> Suggestion: The current dir should be gotten automatically when starting
>> with resume on at start. So Rockbox doesn't need to read it when
>> pressing OFF.

BS> Another fix is to simply not exit the WPS until you release OFF/STOP. I've been meaning to do this.

I only press the OFF button for a long time (until the device is off).
And the directory browser is not displayed.

But the drive *is* spinning up (red LED is going on) and then the power
is cut!

Please test this:

( - set resume function on)
( - turn device off)
- turn device on
- wait until buffer is filled, device is playing and disk is turned off
- turn volume low (so that you can hear the disk later)
- press OFF (long time) so that the device switches off
- I hope you can see that the red light is going on and the disk is also
  starting to spin up just in the second the hardware shuts down the
- this doesn't happen if one has opened the dir browser at least one
  time before

Bye, Uwe.
Received on 2003-02-02

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