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Subject: Re: Help with Iaudio installation please

Re: Help with Iaudio installation please

From: Graham Roby <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 16:11:01 -0000

Hi Stéfane,

The player turns itself off when the drive spins down, it just goes
completely dead.

I've tried pushing a pin in to the reset hole but with no joy.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Stéphane Doyon" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: Help with Iaudio installation please

On Tue, 21 Nov 2006, Graham Roby wrote:

> Hi Stéfane,
> Thanks for this.
> As I've tried to describe, with the charger plugged in, you turn the
> machine
> on, the hard drive sounds like its trying to start twice kind of like a
> car
> engine revving this lasts for 4 seconds or so, then you can't hear a
> thing.
> My friend tells me during this process rock box bootloader 2.0 appears.
> If you don't have the charger plugged in the the hd will only try to spin
> up
> the once.
> When the drive has gon silent the machine reverts to the charging screen.
> Just so you know I haven't installed rockbox its self only the bootloader.
> Since I did this I can no longer access the iaudio drive or my drive i
> which
> the machine was on when I first plugged it in.
> It has not moved drive letter and does not show at all in my computer.
> Only
> the 13 devices I had before the Iaudio arrived are displayed.

I would try the following:
-Disconnect dock dongle,
-Connect USB to dock dongle,
-Make sure the player is OFF,
-Connect dock dongle, do not turn player ON.

If it doesn't show up as USB storage:
-Disconnect dongle,
-Hold OFF switch for 15 seconds,
-Connect dock dongle, do not turn player ON.

If it still doesn't show up as USB storage:
-Disconnect dongle,
-Poke RESET button for a few secs,
-Connect dock dongle, do not turn player ON.

The RESET button is in a tiny hole on the right side near the bottom. Do
not confuse it with the microphone, which is under the PLAY button.

Good luck

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stéphane Doyon" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 2:33 PM
> Subject: Re: Help with Iaudio installation please
> On Tue, 21 Nov 2006, Graham Roby wrote:
>> Hi Brandon and list,
>> Further to my earlier email, a sighted friend says when we try and turn
>> the
>> player on, she can see rockbox bootloader version 2 before the screen
>> goes
>> blank and the hard drive dies. Don't know if this is any more of an
>> indication as to what the problem could be?
>> Any help greatfully received
> I'm blind too and I also have an x5, and I too had the impression at some
> point during installation that the player wasn't appearing as USB storage
> anymore. It's a bit tricky because there's little or no feedback.
> One thing to note: by default, Rockbox will turn the LCD's backlight off
> after just a few seconds to conserve power, and (at least on the x5) this
> blanks out the screen completely. Sighted helpers may actually think the
> device has gone dead when the screen is blank :-). Pressing a key should
> reactivate the LCD. (Perhaps a longer backlight delay by default might be
> a good idea.)
> Even if Rockbox is properly installed and the voice file put in the right
> place, it won't speak when it comes on. It will only speak when you go
> into the main menu by pressing RECORD.
> If you plug the USB while the device is ON, then it may or may not appear
> as USB storage. It's supposed to, but somehow it didn't work in all
> contexts for me. Turning the device OFF ensures that USB storage will
> work. You turn it off by sliding the top right button and holding it there
> for a second or two. It's confusing though because that will also turn it
> ON if it was already OFF.
> If you're really stuck, there's some sort of forced power off function
> that you can trigger by holding the off slide-button for a longer period,
> like 10seconds. You hear a little thunk when it turns off through that
> function.
> Oh and while I'm at it: if you've managed to start some music playing, and
> you than hit PLAY, then it's actually on PAUSE and it can't speak while in
> that state. To actually STOP playback you need to hold PLAY for about
> half a second.
> Hope this helps.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brandon Hicks"
>> <>
>> To: "Rockbox" <>
>> Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 11:51 PM
>> Subject: Re: Help with Iaudio installation please
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I'm assuming you want Rockbox on your player. After you copy the .bin
>> > file, you need to additionally download the daily build for X5. If
>> > you
>> > plug your unit in with just the bootloader installed, the problem you
>> > stated will happen, but you will still be able to read and write to
>> > the
>> > drive with the USB connection. Once the folder .rockbox and the file
>> > rockbox.iaudio files are copied, the device should spin up properly.
>> >
>> > Any further questions you can contact me offlist.
>> >
>> > HTH
>> > Brandon
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Graham Roby wrote:
>> > > Hi,
>> > > I just got the Iaudio x5 l 30gb today.
>> > > After charging the player, I installed the bootloader x5_fw_.bin
>> > > in
>> > > to
>> > > the firmware folder as directed by the manual.
>> > > I then disconnected from the pc and plugged in the charger. After a
>> > > short while I then reconnected to the pc.
>> > > For some reason now the hard drive won't spin up, it sounds like it
>> > > tries to do so twice and remains in action for about five seconds
>> > > spinning up, dying, trying to spin up again and finally stopping.
>> > > There
>> > > is a message that comes up saying audio and then it reverts to
>> > > charging.
>> > > I'm assuming here that I'm still turning the machine on by sliding
>> > > the
>> > > button on the top right of the player forward and holding it there
>> > > for
>> > > a
>> > > couple of seconds or so?
>> > > Any help would be greatfully received.
>> > > Kind regards
>> > > Graham
>> > >
>> >
>> >

Stéphane Doyon
Received on 2006-11-21

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