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Subject: Re: screen on iriver 120 displays "rock box loading" and is stuckthere

Re: screen on iriver 120 displays "rock box loading" and is stuckthere

From: Grant Hardy <>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 16:18:30 -0700

Is it easy to replace the drive? Could someone with little "experience" of
drives and such do it?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Woods" <>
To: "'Rockbox'" <>
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 11:45 AM
Subject: RE: screen on iriver 120 displays "rock box loading" and is

> Unfortunately, it may well be the disk - if there's physical damage to
> either the platters or the read/write head (e.g. if it's been exposed to
> excessive Gs whilst the head's been seeking or reading from the drive)
> then
> you could have a knackered hard drive.
> I dropped my H140 from waist height onto concrete, fortunately just after
> the drive had spun down and the head parked, but it still caused severe
> damage to some parts of the drive (meaning that it took almost ten minutes
> to boot into the iRiver firmware - I didn't have RB on that player because
> I
> suspected the drive was starting to fail anyway - and I couldn't copy some
> of my album folders off the drive. Eventually, I ended up just claiming on
> the insurance (I'm covered for accidental damage as a student, don't know
> if
> you could claim on your home and contents insurance if you have any) but
> basically my problem was terminal.
> I took care of my player, and only dropped it or knocked it a few times by
> accident - kid gloves the rest of the time. The sounds you describe are
> very
> reminiscent of imminent HD failure... You can still buy replacement drives
> for the devices, they're little tiny Toshiba hard drives (MK4004AH I
> believe
> is the device's model number for the hard drive), but they're quite
> expensive and tough to get hold of.
> Not as tough as getting a new iriver though! I had to SCOUR the web to
> find
> a replacement (the insurance company took possession of the old player and
> wouldn't give it back even though they understood what the problem was, so
> I
> had to go hunting for a new one... The replacement I was initially offered
> at was an Innoplus I-With 400, which is frankly such a shockingly poor
> player I actually laughed down the phone). But I digress, if you can get
> it
> to boot into either the iriver or Rockbox firmware at all and initialise
> in
> USB at any point, copy off any files you don't already have on your PC
> quicksharp, just in case.
> Christopher
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gayle horton []
> Sent: 19 May 2006 14:45
> To:
> Subject: screen on iriver 120 displays "rock box loading" and is stuck
> there
>> Each time I restart now, I get the "rockbox loading" message that doesn't
> disappear
>> and the disk keeps clicking away inside. At least that may mean the
> player isn't dead,
>> and that it's probably rockbox.
Received on 2006-05-20

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