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Subject: Re: HD Error
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (
Date: 2003-12-27

Jimenez, Luis wrote:
> I found that I can get it to work if I short out the two tabs on the
> side of the microphone on the interface board (I found this on
> accident). The only problem is that the HD remains spinning after I
> turn it off and the battery life doesn't seem to be as long as
> before. Does anyone know what I am bypassing by shorting it and
> possibly how can I fix my recorder. Thanks.

You have overridden the software control of the hard drive power. That's
why the drive continues to spin. You lose playing time because Rockbox
tries to shut off the power to the drive when it is idle, and that
doesn't work with your patch.

I don't know how to fix it, sorry.


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