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Subject: Re: Dropped AJR v1 20gb

Re: Dropped AJR v1 20gb

From: John Bauman <>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 15:43:02 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sorin Srbu" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:30 AM
Subject: RE: Dropped AJR v1 20gb

> wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Sorin Srbu" <>
>> To: "Rockbox development" <>
>> Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 4:55 AM
>> Subject: RE: Dropped AJR v1 20gb
>>> wrote:
>>>> I just dropped my AJR on the ground yesterday. There isn't any
>>>> visible damage, but it won't boot. The power comes on and the
>>>> (unflashed) loading screen comes up, but it only progresses to three
>>>> bars loaded - there's no actual error message. I've tried plugging
>>>> it into USB, too, and the computer says that the "device won't start
>>>> up." I'm guessing that this is a hard drive problem, but does anyone
>>>> have other suggestions? If this is a hard drive problem, does anyone
>>>> have suggestions for places in the US to buy a new hard drive?
>>> Was it on when you dropped it?
>> No. I only dropped around 1 foot, from my bag to the ground. It
>> didn't seem too bad at the time, but it didn't work when I tried it
>> later.
> Ok, I was wondering because 2,5"-drives can handle some 300G or more, when
> *off*, however when they're on, they can't handle nowhere near 300G. So it's
> not it then, well, how about some connector that got loose when you dropped
> it? I don't think it's the batteries, as your JBR will reportedly start,
> although you may want to check them too, that is the battery connectors.
> You have any warranty left? If not I'd get a another working hd, and plug it
> in and see if works with that one. If windows can't see it it may very well be
> a faulty drive.
> I take it, it doesen't rattle when you shake it? 8-)
I just discovered when I put it to my ear while it starts, it makes a weird
clicking noise. Not a good sign at all, I think.
> Best Wishes
> Sorin
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