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Subject: Re: A Dead h140

Re: A Dead h140

From: Thom Johansen <>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 18:54:11 +0100

Jonathan Mosen wrote:
> Thanks tom, I have tried both of those things but sadly that hasn't helped.

Are you absolutely certain the unit is powered off? I assume you hear
the disk spins up when you press the play button, though, or you
would have mentioned it. I ask because Rockbox is perfectly capable
of crashing to such a degree that a simple long push on the off
button won't reboot it, and you'll need to find a pin and reset it
with the reset button hidden in a hole on the bottom end of the player.

Another possibility worth trying is powering on the unit, waiting a sec
or so, then pressing and holding the record button. If your Rockbox
build is new enough, this should erase all the settings and start
Rockbox with default settings.

The fact that none of the two first options I mentioned works, makes it
sound as if either the bootloader has been broken somehow, which has not
happened to anyone yet, or that you mistakenly think the unit is
switched off when it isn't. Trying both my first suggestions
on another computer is recommended in case Windows is the culprit, which
is also likely.

Received on 2005-12-14

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