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Subject: Re: Harddisk OK, but doesn't start spinning

Re: Harddisk OK, but doesn't start spinning

From: sophana <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 16:14:54 +0200

Markus Grebenstein wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I already posted my problem a couple of weeks ago, but din't receive
> an answer. So feel free to tell me if I'm on the wrong list etc.
> I wanted to flash Rockbox on my JBS to get further debugging
> information but I can't access any hardisk
> Short description, what happens:
> 1. Switching on (battery- supply): The HD doesn't start turning. I get a
> message HD-Error (standard firmware on flash)
> 2. Connecting to a DC- Adapter: "Charging- batteries" (that doesn't
> finish after 24 hours!); no buzzing noise as I am used to. If I turn the
> JB on, I again get a HD- Error. There's a Voltage of 5.7 V on the
> batterie-connectors when charging

And what voltage after charging?
can your batteries be dead?

> 3. Connecting to USB: "USB active". But the Harddisk still doesn't turn
> at all. Does the Disk get the powersupply over USB when connected or
> from the batteries?
> 4. Harddisk on an USB- Adapter (ATA 44). Runs perfectly! I checked, it
> reformated it, put rockbox on it....
> What I've tried to repair it:
> 1.Resoldered the pins of the IDE (ATA) plug and the connections of the
> springs at the battery- case.
> 2. Formatted Harddisk (Fat32)......
> Anybody out there with an Idea to fix it?
maybe you should take the ide pinout and check the power pins voltage,
and if there is a signal making the drive spinning.

> Any link to further information etc. will be very welcome
> Thanks a lot in advance!
> Markus
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Received on 2004-06-02

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