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Subject: RE: A Dead h140

RE: A Dead h140

From: Jonathan Mosen <>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 12:03:16 -0600

Tom thanks, I grabbed an unsuspecting person and the issue is in fact that
the unit is locked right up to the point that it won't even power off. I'm
trying to reset it now but it seems to require something very small. All I
have to hand is a pen. I'm hoping that if I can reset and have the record
button held down at the same time that might do it.

Jonathan Mosen
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-----Original Message-----
From: Thom Johansen []
Sent: Wednesday, 14 December 2005 11:54 a.m.
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: A Dead h140

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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