Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Now I'm SERIOUSLY alarmed about my Archos!!
Re: Now I'm SERIOUSLY alarmed about my Archos!!
From: Neon John <jgd_at_johngsbbq.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 21:18:05 -0500
Nooooooo. You're lucky. You've been given a warning. Most times,
they just quit working and your pooch is screwed. Pay attention and
back up the drive NOW. Then you could keep using it until it quits, I
guess. I'd have another drive purchased and on hand. Perfect time to
get an 80 or 100 gig drive.
You COULD get a copy of SpinRite and let it analyze and fix the drive
as much as possible but at $79, SpinRite costs as much as a new drive.
On Thu, 23 Feb 2006 15:30:33 -0800, "Grant Hardy"
>So guys, the hard drive is working PERFECTLY for the past few days and
>all the weird noises have stopped. Can I thus expect some more life
>out of it? It's only a couple of years old.
>On 2/23/06, Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> At 21:48 23/02/2006, you wrote:
>> >Play taps for your drive. That's the head servo trying to find the
>> >track. A death rattle for your drive. Salvage what data you can and
>> >order a new drive pronto.
>> >There's still life in that old drive, however. It will make a good
>> >speaker! I ran across a website the other day where the guy had made
>> >some 3-way speakers using a 2.5", a 3.5" and a 5" drive hooked to a
>> >conventional crossover network. Hook the wires directly to the head
>> >servo coil. No idea of the THD :-)
>> >On Tue, 21 Feb 2006 22:22:27 -0800, "Grant Hardy"
>> ><granthardy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> > >Ok...starting a few days ago, whenever I put my Archos into my pocket
>> > >or indeed bumped it in any way, the Archos would emit this little
>> > >squeak which sounded like it was coming through the headphones. But
>> > >just today, no headphones plugged in either, I started playing a song
>> > >and slipped the Archos into my pocket (ok, more like dropped it into
>> > >my pocket) and heard this HORRIBLE squealing sound which lasted until
>> > >the disk span down!! WHAT is up??
>> > >
>> >John De Armond
>> >See my website for my current email address
>> >Cleveland, Occupied TN
>> >A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
--- John De Armond See my website for my current email address http://www.johngsbbq.com Cleveland, Occupied TN A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo EmersonReceived on 2006-02-24