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Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk

Re: My IRiver will not talk

From: Melissa Keys <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 19:29:59 -0500

Ok. I don't see anything about my model here. It's just talking about two
models that I don't have in the flashing instructions. I don't know where
the .bin files are that I need. I am also not sure how to do this since my
player won't talk in order to get into the menus. Thanks for any help, I
really appreciate it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa Keys" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk

> Should I use the same version of the international firmware that I used
> before? I did figure out the lack of keyboard support when running the
> firmware patcher. Will it hurt anything to patch it again if it has
> already been done, or should I just redownload everything and start over?
> I'll read the flashing instructions again and see what happens. I'll
> flash it and hopefully this will solve my problem. Thank you so muc.
> Also will I have to re-upgrade the firmware after flashing or will it be
> ok the way it is now?
> Melissa
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Hart" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 9:30 AM
> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>> Melissa,
>> A small correction to what Rocker wrote. The presence of the .rockbox
>> directory on your player hard disk does not mean that your player has
>> been flashed with the Rockbox bootloader. This only means that the
>> Rockbox firmware is installed on the hard disk. To get up and running,
>> the firmware needs the Rockbox bootloader to be flashed into the players
>> non-volatile memory (its Flash RAM). From what you said and the fact
>> that your mother did not see the Rockbox logo when the player turns on
>> means that even though you did a firmware update, the update did not
>> contain the Rockbox bootloader. Therefore, if you haven't already, you
>> need to download the fwpatch.exe file from the Rockbox site and use it to
>> patch the .hex file of the Iriver firmware you wish to update to.
>> By the way, when you do run fwpatch.exe, you should be aware that
>> keyboard support in it does not work properly. In order to successfully
>> patch the Iriver firmware, you need to click the Browse button with the
>> mouse or using your screen reader's mouse emulation commands. After
>> selecting the firmware file, you then need to click on the Patch button.
>> The installation instructions can be found at
>> just look for the Iriver installation heading and check that you have
>> downloaded an international version of the Iriver firmware, not a US
>> version. The US firmware cannot be patched. Also, take note of the
>> warning about losing DRM capability if you update a US player to a non-US
>> version of the Iriver firmware.
>> Let us know how it goes. Good luck!
>> Hth,
>> Andrew.
>> From what you said earlier,
>> Melissa Keys wrote:
>>> I'm going to take a look at the blind flashing page. It can't hurt to
>>> go over it again. Thanks for the help!
>>> Melissa
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Glenn at home"
>>> <>
>>> To: "Rockbox" <>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:59 PM
>>> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>>>> Hi Melissa,
>>>> If I remember, you said that you downloaded the hex file, and patched
>>>> it
>>>> with the RockBox patch.
>>>> Then the next step is to put the patched hex file onto the root, and
>>>> then
>>>> comes the flashing step.
>>>> You need to enter the menus, with sighted assistance, or use the Blind
>>>> flashing steps, which tells how many arrows to push.
>>>> I can find it if you wish.
>>>> But if you have sighted assistance, you enter the menus, right arrow
>>>> once,
>>>> and down arrow to
>>>> "flash firmware"
>>>> Then this will take a few minutes, and the player will shut itself off,
>>>> and
>>>> you will re-boot it all flashed.
>>>> You should read the Blind flashing, if you haven't yet.
>>>> HTH
>>>> Glenn
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa Keys" <>
>>>> To: "Rockbox" <>
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:51 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>>>> Thanks again. Your help is definitely appreciated. I will tell you
>>>> what I
>>>> did and you can tell me if that was really what I should have done, or
>>>> if I
>>>> missed a step. I did a firmware upgrade, but don't know if that is the
>>>> same
>>>> thing as flashing.
>>>> I downloaded a daily build since the manual said that there was not yet
>>>> a
>>>> stable release of Rockbox for the Iriver. the name of the file I
>>>> downloaded
>>>> was
>>>> I unzipped the contents of that folder to the root directory of my
>>>> player.
>>>> If I still need to flash it let me know. I thought that just patching
>>>> the
>>>> firmware and then upgrading it would do the trick. thanks again! Your
>>>> suggestion was helpful.
>>>> Melissa
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rocker" <>
>>>> To: "Rockbox" <>
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:12 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> Mel,
>>>>> I have been following this thread and don't recall you stating that
>>>>> you
>>>>> flashed the firmware? Have you done this from the Iriver after
>>>>> copying
>>>>> the
>>>>> patched file to the unit? Moreover, are you sure you downloaded the
>>>>> correct
>>>>> version of rockbox for the player?
>>>>> Cheers...Keith
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa Keys"
>>>>> <>
>>>>> To: "Rockbox" <>
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 7:17 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>>>>> I think i've figured out that the Iriver firmware is loading rather
>>>>> than
>>>>> the
>>>>> rockbox. There is at least a 6 second pause after I push the on
>>>>> button
>>>>> and
>>>>> when I push the off button the player shuts down immediately rather
>>>>> than
>>>>> letting the disk spin. Also, my mother told me that when it starts up
>>>>> the
>>>>> screen says Iriver and then starts telling me how many folders and
>>>>> files
>>>>> are
>>>>> on the player. Hope this might clarify some things. Anymore
>>>>> suggestions
>>>>> are greatly appreciated. The unit still won't talk. I have
>>>>> performed a
>>>>> few resets and the player still behaves the same way.
>>>>> Melissa
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Julia Aguilar"
>>>>> <>
>>>>> To: "'Rockbox'" <>
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 3:22 PM
>>>>> Subject: RE: My IRiver will not talk
>>>>>> Melissa,
>>>>>> For some reason, with my H-340, I need to sometimes push the menu
>>>>>> button
>>>>>> twice a bit quickly for it to speak the menus.
>>>>>> On the english.voice file, make sure you rename the voice that you've
>>>>>> installed and put into your langs folder english.voice. IF you just
>>>>>> put
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> voice in the langs folder, it won't talk.
>>>>>> HTH, and call me if you have any more trouble.
>>>>>> Julia
Received on 2006-09-15

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