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Subject: Re: fm recorder: hard disk error - can't get fm rec to shut down

Re: fm recorder: hard disk error - can't get fm rec to shut down

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 12:43:27 -0400

On Tue, 10 Jun 2003 17:59:55 +0200, wrote:
>Hi ,
>I am a fairly new user of the Archos 20 FM Recorder. All of a sudden
>while playing a song I received a 'hard disk error', - the screen froze
>and - there is a quiet high steady beep sound (coming from the display?)
>and - I feel that the hard disk is active all the time
>Short connecting of the power input did not help.
>I have read through some forums and understood that there is a similar
>problem with the player and it risks to damage the hard drive. The only
>solution there was to open the battery cover and remove the batteries.
>Sine I am not at home and cannot open the cover with my office tools, I
>am a bit worried.
>Does anyone of you have a hint how to shut down the recorder (by
>pressing two buttons at the same time or whatever) ?
>Thank you very much in advance.

You've tried holding down the OFF button for a period of time?

If so, quick find someone who has fingernails (don't have to be real
long, might even be you that has them)

Place your thumbnail right at the notch on the battery cover and push
down and out at the same time. The top edge of the battery cover should
pop out from under the bumps on the faceplate, and it should rise up
slightly. Now get your fingernails right at the gap on the side where
the battery cover goes down into the side of the Jukebox and using a
pincer like grasp, pull straight up. The battery cover should come right

I have never used a tool or object of any sort for the couple dozen times
I have removed my battery covers.

Received on 2003-06-10

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