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Subject: RE: Buying a rockbox machine

RE: Buying a rockbox machine

From: rob powell <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 10:13:44 -0000

Hi all,

I've done quite a few of them for friends now, and I've used Hitachi
travelstar drives. I've used up to 100GB drives.

I find that the v1's are more reliable than the V2's. More robust, and a
dam sight easier to fit the replacement drives. I use a little help from a
sighted friend, but I think now I could fit a new HD without help if I had
to into a V1. I'd not even attempt to go inside a V2 though. I've got 2
v1's however with cracked boards, which can't be repaired. By the way, if
anyone's got any bits to add to my box of dead Archos units, feel free..

I don't know how it happened, but a friend bought a v1 from me, which I
fitted with a 100GB drive. He removed the batteries, and the unit
"exploded". and melted!. He'd had it for a couple of weeks from me, but
even so, I'd love to know why it happened, and how to avoid a similar thing
happening again. it's killed the brand new drive, as well as the player. One
of the battery covers is a decidedly strange shape.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Christian Marg
Sent: 15 February 2006 09:10
Subject: Re: Buying a rockbox machine

Thomas Heuving wrote:
> Grant Hardy schrieb am Tue, 14 Feb 2006 21:12:11 -0800:
>> Bravo John! My thoughts exactly. Even by touching it you can tell it's
>> VERY rugged!
>> Now here's my question, HOW and WHERE to you buy a drive for the Archos
>> Jukebox V1? And how would you replace it, or could you have someone else
>> it? How much would that be? Thanks.
> You can use almost any modern 2.5'' drive (height 9.5mm), I used a Fujitsu
> MHT2080AT a year ago. You can search this group for recommendations.

Yup, nice little device, only I used the successor MH_V_2080AT, which
uses less power and takes more stress (300G when running ;) )


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