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Subject: any advice for a probably dead HD in jbrv2?

any advice for a probably dead HD in jbrv2?

From: Mike Bartz <>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 12:54:51 -0400

Hello fellow Rockboxers,

This weekend, I managed to inflict some serious damage to my archos
jbr v2. It was attached to a laptop via usb, and things moved just
the wrong way and it was quickly detached and flung a little ways and
landed hard on the tile floor. ouch!

So, the poor little seagate HD tries and tries to work, but only
manages to get the directory listing up on the screen after a lot of
seeking noise. usb mode never seems to work. I'd love to be able to
just plug it in once and copy everything off of it.

I know that there isn't much of a chance, but if anyone has any
suggestions, I'd appreciate it. I have already tried the freezer
trick, which I've used in the past with other drives that have died.
This actually seemed to make it have more trouble spinning up. Any
other ideas on how to rescue my data? I don't have the funds to send
the drive out to a recovery service.

Makes me really look forward to the days when everything goes to
flash-based drives. These spinning platters are so fragile!


Mike Bartz
Received on 2006-04-10

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