Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Help with Recorder 20..
Re: Help with Recorder 20..
From: Christian Mahr <christian.mahr.ulm_at_arcor.de>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 22:24:40 +0100
I´d recommend 2 steps:
1. try again with a freshly externally charged battery (NiMH cells) set. This
sometime does wonders.
2. try to look for loose connections of battery connector. On mine, I had to
resolder the battery connections as described on rockbox homepage.
3. If you already dismounted the recorder, try to connect the disk to your
"normal" PC by means of a 2,5" -to-3.5" adapter, f.e. to the 2nd IDE
3.1 you should be able to find the drive in the BIOS. If not --> sounds bad
3.2 The PC (windows?) when booted, should recognize the drive as well...
I this does not work, the drive is probably broken....
Am Sonntag, 6. März 2005 18:56 schrieb Kyle McGee:
> Hello -
> I've had a Archos Recorder 20 for some time and it has
> been a work horse. But, the other day it stopped
> working and then came up with the following error upon
> ATA error: -42
> Press ON to debug
> After pressing ON, the screen runs some tests, but
> doesn't give me anything I can translate. I can also
> boot it with the original Archos software and it give
> the following message:
> Read access error!
> Can't read from hard drive
> Upon bootup (with either software), I can hear the
> drive making chug noises, but not spinning up. I think
> there are drive problems, but it may also be a
> connector. I took the unit apart, but I can't find
> anything that looks obviously wrong - to my untrained
> Any ideas? I am pretty sure it isn't the batteries or
> software. I think it's the drive. Any quick solution?
> Thanks in advance for your help!
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Received on 2005-03-06