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Subject: Re: Please help! Trying to install 80 gig drive....

Re: Please help! Trying to install 80 gig drive....

From: j c <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 08:55:52 +0000 (GMT)

has any one else got a fujitsu drive who could comment
on the rattleing - does yours rattle?
i ask as i am thinking of getting one, & this may
influence my choice.
also it may inluence Banzaitron I if he should return



 --- Banzaitron I <> wrote:
> I just received my replacement HD for my stock
> Hitachi
> which died in my v2 recorder. It's the 80 gig
> fujitsu
> many have recommended. First thing when I opened
> the
> box, I noticed the drive sounds like the insides are
> shattered in a million pieces when you handle it.
> It
> sounds like an etch-a-sketch with broken glass
> inside
> of it. I then noticed on the drive that 'rattle
> noise
> is normal when handled'. WTF, I can't believe that!
> So I try to hook it up anyway. I slide in the
> drive,
> replace the battery and try and start it using F1 +
> usb mode to load up the default firmware (planning
> to
> format it with swisnife). After about a minute, it
> finally finds new hardware, but no drive letter
> appears. I go into the system control panel there
> is
> a yellow exclamation next to the usb masss storage
> device and it says the archos 'couldn't be started'.
> When starting with rockbox firmware, it just hangs
> forever with no red light activity. Does this mean
> the drive is toast? I can't believe my luck with
> thing. I tried hooking up the drive to an old
> laptop
> (266 p2) I have, but it reports that no disk is
> found
> in the bios. I'm not sure if that is proof of the
> drive being bad though (do all 2.5" drives work in
> all
> laptops)?
> As a side note, is there a way to rule out the
> battery
> as the cause with a volt meter? I hooked up a
> voltmeter to each of the two cells and both read 4.2
> volts. I just want my mp3 player back before my
> trip
> to Mexico!!!!
> Thx in advance for any help.
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