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Subject: Archos Recorder with 40 GB and current daily build, harddrive fai ls to spin up
From: Geordi Sinclair (
Date: 2003-03-14

I have an Archos Recorder with a 40 GB Harddrive and it has been working
great with the daily rockbox builds since last october.

as of last friday, when I went to turn it on, it failed to spin up the
harddrive and the player reported that it was unable to read the hard drive.
I thought that it was the fact that the hard drive had crashed, but it
appears to be ok, I tested a new 40 Gb, same thing. Right now the recorder
is running with a 20 GB just fine.

anyone have any ideas why it suddenly stopped working with 40 GB harddrives?
and it appears to have corrupted the info on the old 40 GB drive too.


Geordi Sinclair

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