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Subject: Re: Dead hard drive

Re: Dead hard drive

From: Alma Hix <>
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 15:02:00 -0700

"Ronald Teune" <> wrote in message
> Why not use the latest daily build? There have already been quite some
> changes since 2.4. Daily builds are hardly less stable than full version
> numbers (I have never ever had problems with them), and if they are you
> can always go back to an older one or upgrade to a newer one.
> Oh, and if you'd have followed the discussion or looked at the website,
> you'd know that rockbox supports the iRiver H1x0 series now too, which are
> not too expensive second hand (eur 150 - eur 200) and a lot better than
> archoses. On these units you currently _have_ to install a daily build
> since they were not supported when 2.4 came out. They don't support the
> Voice UI yet, if that's very important to you.
> Ronald
> On Fri, 29 Jul 2005 02:47:17 +0200, Alma Hix <> wrote:
>> My JBR20 is running RockBox 2.3 in rom. The hard drive has gone bad. Only
>> loud scratching and grinding mechanical noises. Not pretty.
>> I plan to replace the hard drive. What would be the best course of action
>> afterwards? Should I just repeat the 2.3 install (so I have all the
>> config,
>> fonts, etc), or should I download and install the 2.4? (Did anything ever
>> come of the 2.5 that was discussed here recently?)
>> There is always the option of replacing the unit with another one if
>> there
>> is something significantly better. (I would like to stay with RockBox, I
>> like the way it works.) I have no interest in video. Is there another
>> product I should be googling?
>> Many thanks for all the work that goes into the software. It m akes a
>> good
>> MP3 player an excellent MP3 player.
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Thanks for the suggestion to use the daily build. As long as I can downgrade
to the most recent solid release it sounds like a good idea.

Since I don't want to crack open the case until I've bought the new drive,
can anyone tell me what form factor (height) fits in the original JBR20?


Received on 2005-08-01

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