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Subject: Re: *Panic* ATA error

Re: *Panic* ATA error

From: Manuel Dejonghe <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 23:21:09 +0100


sounds a small bit like if the batteries are low.
Did you try to hold F1 while pluggin in to the charger ?
This will boot the old archos firmware that will start to charge the
batteries undonditionally without trying to start the hdd.


On Tue, 4 Jan 2005 12:46:11 -0800 (PST), Banzaitron I
<> wrote:
> I just tried turning on my v2 recorder this morning,
> when to my horror it just started making clicking and
> clunking noises over and over, stuck on the rockbox
> boot screen. Eventually I got the panic ATA error
> msg, and one time I got what appeared to be a hex dump
> screen. I tried booting into archos' firmware with F1
> and it still clunks and hangs. Is there any hope of
> recovering this drive or is it toast? Assuming it's
> dead, I suppose I'll need to look into the HD upgrade.
> Is there a dummy's guide to replacing the HD in the
> archos out there anywhere?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Received on 2005-01-04

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