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Subject: Re: ATA Error -52 HELP! WORSE NEWS


From: scott <>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 16:38:49 -0800 (PST)

--- SteamShip <> wrote:
> So you consider the 20GB Recorder to be a "shitty little piece of hardware
> which is known to fail very often" ??? I wish everyone would have made
> this clear about the 50277 model before I bought two of them. I am now
> using the second one that I did not, and will not flash and it seems to be
> working well.

every piece of hardware archos makes is shitty and known to fail often. the rec20 just happens to
be the least shitty of them all. once you get a good one it should last for years, but many of
archos' products are DOA.

> In addition, thank God I bought these from Amazon, because getting no help
> here, I complained by phone to Amazon that the unit was defective on
> arrival. They cheerfully are shipping me a replacement at no charge 2 Day
> Airmail, and a pre-paid postage label for me to return this one. So, I hope
> this is a lesson to everyone NOT TO FLASH THEIR FIRMWARE, or expect the
> Rockbox email list to help solve your hardware failure problems.

flashing very rarely goes wrong, and you yourself said you suspected the HD and not the flashing.
you're also taking the responses and opinions of people who don't represent rockbox to be all
there is. if you want a _good_ answer, it will probably come from jörg or björn or linus. be
patient and you'll get a good answer.

> I had sent the Rockbox Website PayPal $30 in appreciation of their software
> too. Oh well. Live and learn.

rockbox is easily the most impressive use of oss i've ever used (even more so with jörg's new
greyscale doom awesomeness). would you still be using an archos at all if it wasn't for rockbox?

if you regret donating that much, kindly fuck off.


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