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Subject: Re: "HD register error" after deep discharge with low batteries

Re: "HD register error" after deep discharge with low batteries

From: ajf <>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2003 08:01:21 -0400

I had the same problem with a new JBR 20 (ROM 1.28), but the battery charge
indicator was in the mid 20 percent range, so I didn't even suspect low
charge as a cause.

I was getting ready to pack it up to return it for service, when by chance I
plugged in the charger and let it sit for a few hours. Works fine now, but
still worrisome. I think I'll drain the charge and see if I can reproduce
the problem, then recharge it again and make it go away. If not, I've got
about 20 days left on my warranty. writes:

> Archos Jukebox Recorder 20
> ROM Firmware 1.26
> Rockbox version: rockbox20030707.ajz
> No hardware mods
> Casing never opened
> Device never dropped
> No problems with my recorder until now. Upgraded from archos20030422.ajz
> on July 7th and since the settings were lost I went through all the menus
> to look for new cool stuff. Selected "deep discharge" for the first time
> ever, because I was going to leave the charger connected, but after
> charging for about 15 hours the batteries were completely dead. (The
> batteries were only at 4% when I connected the charger.)
> Some more details:
> (1) Pressing ON lights up the green LED for a little while, but then it
> just dies.
> (2) Connecting charger lights up red and green LED for a couple of
> seconds, after which the red LED turns off, leaving the green on and
> showing the normal charging screen with battery blinking all the way in
> top left corner (no backlight). It doesn't appear to charge however, since
> when I disconnect the charger I'm back to (1).
> (3) Connecting USB does nothing until pressing ON, which lights up red and
> green LED and causes a whirring sound from the disk - not spinning up
> though, but after two seconds everything dies.
> (4) Connecting USB while charging lights up backlight, which kind of fades
> in and out very quickly, but the disk doesn't spin up and the following
> appears:
> ----------------------------
> HD register error
> SC1 (85) 128
> SN1 (170) 128
> SC2 (170) 128
> SN2 (85) 128
> OS Version: 1.26
> ----------------------------
> To me it seems as if the "deep discharge" caused the batteries to
> discharge so deep that they refuse to be charged again. Could it have
> something to do with the fact that the batteries were already at 4% - well
> below the 10% where charging is supposed to start again?
> Any help with my little precious much appreciated, and maybe send out a
> little warning about using "deep discharge" when the batteries are already
> very low.
> Thanks,
> /Gajdos
Received on 2003-07-09

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