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Subject: RE: Hardware problem

RE: Hardware problem

From: Mayur M. Patel <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 20:45:16 -0500

You might be getting enough power to start the unit but not enough power to
spin-up the disk. Take it apart and check for loose battery terminals. See
this link:

.> -----Original Message-----
.> From:
.> [] On Behalf Of
.> Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 7:59 PM
.> To:
.> Subject: OT: Hardware problem
.> I was wondering if some of you kind, wise souls had any
.> ideas on what might be causing a problem for me. I believe
.> the problem lies somewhere in the hardware as it seems that
.> while the unit itself is getting power, the hard drive
.> isn't. I took the hard drive out and installed it in my
.> desktop computer and it worked fine. When I boot up my
.> Archos Recorder (v1) it just sits on the splash screen. I
.> tried holding down F1 to boot into the Arhchos firmware and
.> eventually got an ATA error (the debug information is
.> below). The hard drive isn't spinning up when installed in
.> the jukebox, so I'm guessing the problem might lie somewhere
.> between the batteries and the hard drive. I'm using freshly
.> charged batteries.
.> Any ideas on what might be causing the problem? It doesn't
.> seem like it'd be the battery connector connection, since
.> the unit is getting power, just not to the hard drive it seems.
.> I'm leaving on a trip tomorrow morning
.> where I won't have access to the Internet. I'm not saying
.> this in hopes of a speedy response (though I wouldn't mind
.> it), but rather to pre-explain why I'm not answering any
.> follow-up questions you might have.
.> Thanks!
.> PADR:
.> A27D (D alternates to F for an instant every second or two)
.> AN0:
.> 3FF AN4: alternates between 000, 001 and 002
.> AN1: 3FF AN5: alternates between
.> 000, 001 and 002
.> AN2: alternates between 001 and 002 AN6: alternates between
.> 344 to 348
.> AN3: alternates between 16A and 16B AN7: alternates between
.> 003 to 006
.> Batt: 5.4xV -1%
.> ATA: master, 0x0
.> _______________________________________________

Received on 2004-07-12

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