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Subject: Re: crazy blinking red led

Re: crazy blinking red led

From: Frederik Möllers <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 17:07:40 +0200 (MEST)

It could be the batteries (try it with some others) or it could be the
problem that I had, too:
If you choose to "protect" the drive with the driver from Hitachi, then the
firmware isn't able to read from the disk because of the password.

What model do you have and who's the disk's vendor?


> --- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ---
> Von: EZankel <>
> An: "" <>
> Betreff: crazy blinking red led
> Datum: Sun, 05 Jun 2005 16:46:26 -0400
> I have a JBR FM which has been working great over the last year, but it
> has been working oddly lately. Here's what happens:
> -I turn it on and start listening....
> -keep listening for a while...
> -when I next look, the red led is blinking rapidly (about 2-3 times per
> second) and the hard drive is not spinning down.
> What seems even weirder to me is that for the first few minutes the
> hard drive works fine and the led blinks the way it is supposed to.
> Still, I haven't been able to figure out when the led starts blinking.
> I know that it is not just a problem with the led because the hard drive
> does not spin down while the led is blinking erratically. I can feel it
> vibrating a little in my hand and I also know because the battery goes
> down very quickly. The back also seems to get a little warm... the way
> it does when I copy a lot of songs onto it. I have the hard drive set
> to spin down after 5 seconds and anti-skip set to 5 seconds as well,
> although I don't think that is what is affecting it.
> At first I thought it might just be a bug with the older firmware I
> had on it (from sometime in January...which would still be odd because
> this problem just started happening a few days ago), so I upgraded to
> today's daily build (CVS 050605). The problem is still happening.
> Another different problem I have been having is that sometimes it
> refuses to start up. After I push on, the green light turns on briefly,
> the back light comes on, I hear the hard drive start to spin up, but it
> fails and the unit turns off before anything comes on screen. Is this
> battery failure of some sort? Is it in some way linked to what is
> happening above?
> help please!
> thanks
> _______________________________________________

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