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Subject: Re: I hate that red LED...

Re: I hate that red LED...

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 03:03:34 +0100

Spinning up and down ..Could be battery terminals come loose - blob of
solder solution.

If that don't work, it's probably the drive has finally taken one too many


PS. These units NEVER run off the mains, the mains merely charges the

>I have an original-style (blue bumper) JB Recorder 20. I was playing it
>on my
>way home from work, and decided to change directories. Hit stop, and tried to
>scroll back to the right directory. The red LED came on solid. The road was a
>little bumpy, so I thought it might have hung the hard drive. I did what I
>always do...Power off, wait for drive to spin down, power back on. This time,
>the Rockbox intro screen came up, and the red LED came on solid. Hmmm. Had I
>drained the battery already? (I did use the USB without external power at
>work to copy a couple of songs from the laptop, but it was on USB no more
>than a minute.)
>Got it home, tried hooking it up to power, powered up, same solid red LED.
>Tried attaching USB to my Linux laptop, and could not find a device attached.
>On the Archos, (you guessed it) Rockbox splash screen and solid red LED. When
>I power it up, it sounds like the drive is spinning up, and spinning down
>when I power down, what could the problem be?
>Bradley M. Alexander |
>IA Analyst, SysAdmin, Security Engineer | storm [at]
>Debian/GNU Linux Developer | storm [at]
>Key fingerprints:
>DSA 0x54434E65: 37F6 BCA6 621D 920C E02E E3C8 73B2 C019 5443 4E65
>RSA 0xC3BCBA91: 3F 0E 26 C1 90 14 AD 0A C8 9C F0 93 75 A0 01 34
>You don't have to agree with me, but its quicker.

Received on 2005-06-11

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