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Subject: Re: Major AJR20 Issues! HELP!?!

Re: Major AJR20 Issues! HELP!?!

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 23:21:06 -0500

On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 20:46:37 -0600, R Doe wrote:
> Hey all,
> A couple weeks ago my AJR20 starting flaking out on me. It would
> appear and disappear constantly when connected to my computer and
> wasn't starting up reliably. I figured the problem was the HD (as I
> had been hearing a lot of clicks while experiencing the problems). I
> ordered a 60GB Travelstar as a replacement which I recieved today. I
> formatted the drive using FAT32 (one 60 GB partition) and can reliably
> access it using my PC. When I install it in the AJR20 I run into more
> problems. Most of the time, the unit will hang on the third or fourth
> bar of the boot screen. I hear the hard drive spin up and click a few
> times as though the firmware is searching for something. On occasion,
> the unit will finish booting and will give me an error about not being
> able to access the HD. Finally, once or twice the unit has booted
> successfuly but I did not have any MP3s on the drive to test. I'm
> confident that the old 20GB drive is defective as I ran into problems
> copying to it using my PC, however, I'm beginning to wonder if it was
> the only problem. When I plug the DC adapter into the AJR20 (while it
> is off), it boots up perfectly and goes into the charging screen. Does
> anyone have any ideas for me? Am I stuck with an extremely expensive
> paperweight?
> Thanks in advance,
> Ryan

Had you considered battery problems? If you are still using the OEM
supplied "green batteries", I'd recommend a set of Eveready 2100Mah NiMh
cells. Can be gotten from WalMart for less than $10 and have great life.
A HDD that can't get enough current can cause all sorts of troubles.

Received on 2003-10-30

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