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Subject: Re: Dead JBM 20

Re: Dead JBM 20

From: Markus Grebenstein <>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 12:05:23 +0200

Hi Todd,

I've similar problems with my unit. In my case the powersupply for the
HD is broken. So just measure the motor- voltage on the 44pin ATA plug
(I think it's pin (41 or 42). It has to be 5V. If it's there measure it
again, when the HD is plugged in. If it's missing you have the same
problem Oliver and I had

On oliver's unit the soldering- points on the 40 pin- plug have been the
problem. They've been broken and after resoldering the unit has been
fine again. In my case Voltage brakes down, when the disk tries to spin
up. I found the problem, but it still isn't fixed.



Todd Wallace schrieb:

> Hello again all, I have successfully removed the hard drive from my box
> and tested it on my desktop via adapter. scan disk found no errors, I
> added and removed files from it and finally loaded the latest firmware
> from Archos and reinstalled. I anxiously fired her up ....nothing.
> where does the firmware reside; hardware or elswhere? Has my unit
> (bought on ebay) been screwed up during a flash process?
> The red light comes on, the lcd lights up for about six seconds (no
> sounds from the hard drive) and then shuts off.
> Should I simply give up? Thanks again - Todd Wallace
> _______________________________________________
Received on 2004-08-18

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