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Subject: Re: new recorder has older flash rom chip

Re: new recorder has older flash rom chip

From: [IDC]Dragon <idc-dragon_at_gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 00:13:13 +0100 (MET)

> i ordered my recorder from archos right before they stopped listing
> the jukebox 20 and received a JBR20 with black bumpers at the beginning
> of november. the flash info in debug->HW Info shows only ??'s.

This means it's the wrong chip, no way around it.

> it further appears from the docs that even the UART boot mod will help
> here; i am in no way good enough with soldering to consider replacing
> the flash chip itself :/

The UART boot mod allows to reprogram a new, blank chip which you (or
somebody else) have soldered in. You need a box with boot ROM (CRC=0x222F) to do
this, like most boxes have.

Jörg

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Received on 2004-01-03

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