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FS#1935 - *PANIC* ata: -1

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Sunday, 18 January 2004, 03:20 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Release 2.1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

I dropped my Archos Jukebox Recorder while it was playing.
It seemed to finish playing what it had in it's buffer
and then hang. I rebooted and it went right into:

ATA error: -1
Press on to debug

PADR: A27F
PBDR: BDBF
AN0: 3FF
AN1: 3FF
AN2: 002-004
AN3: 16A-D
AN4: 000 or 001
AN5: 000 or 001
AN6: 2F2-6
AN7: 003-4
BATT: 4.87
ATA: master, 0x0

*PANIC*
ata: -1

If I put my ear to it I hear a clicking noise.
When I plug it into USB my computer makes the noise
like it's detected something, but no drive shows up.

Is my drive dead?
I'm about to take it out and connect it directly to my PC.

pyramids@rochester.rr.com
This task depends upon

Closed by  Daniel Stenberg (bagder)
Tuesday, 16 March 2004, 22:33 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
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This is a HW problem, not a Rockbox bug.
Comment by Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen) - Monday, 19 January 2004, 10:45 GMT

One of your battery connectors may have broken. Take it
apart and resolder the joints that hold them.

Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Thursday, 11 March 2004, 05:10 GMT

I also dropped mine, a JBR, and immediately the unit shut
off. I get the same "ATA error: -1" on startup, after the
rockbox boot screen. My debug screen shows:

PADR: BF7F
PBDR: BDBF
AN0: 3FF
AN1: 3FF
AN2: 000 to 004
AN3: 3FF
AN4: 000 or 001
AN5: 000 or 001
AN6: 2(2nd character either C or B)(3rd character is 1-9 or A-F)
AN7: 01(3rd character switches between A and 9)
Batt: (varies..) about 4.60V -1%
ATA: master, 0x0

The unit constantly makes a very soft clicking sound and
occasionally a louder buzzing sound which lasts about 3 or 4
seconds. When the buzzing occurs, the battery voltage
reading rapidly jumps back and forth from the usual level to
about 4.80V.
I also noticed that when it's been on the debug screen for a
while, picking it up (or maybe squeezing the sides) will
bring about the "*PANIC* ata -1" message.

pyramids@rochester, let me know how connecting it to your
computer goes.

Comment by Daniel Stenberg (bagder) - Tuesday, 16 March 2004, 22:33 GMT

This is a HW problem, not a Rockbox bug.
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Monday, 15 November 2004, 09:13 GMT


hi all, "clicking noise" problem, got it repaired! :-)))

short story:

SYMPTOMS: (press ear against archo´s back while starting)
- NO spinning up is heared
- clicking noise of harddisc-head-arm can be heared
- screen flickering

POSSIBLE REASONs:
o harddisc died (clicking noise)
o some fluff is bridging contact on circuit board (screen
flickering?)
o battery connectors are not working, check conduction!
(resolder) (screen flickering?)
o batteries can not provide enough power to start (screen
flickering?)

DISCLAIMER: before you throw your hd(harddisc) away TEST
IT IN A LAPTOP OR PC!!!

CURE:
+ Substitute Harddisc with equivalent Hitachi 20GByte
+ Clean contacts, make shure no hairs/fluff/dust is bridging
any contacts on the circuit board.
+ insert batteries(!) and powersupply(!) and try to start, only
power from powersupply is not enough.

Long story:

have Archos Jukebox Recorder 20 v1.28
dropped mine from about 1meter on a plastic carpet
-> clicking noise of harddisc occured,
it sound´s like harddisc won´t spin up anymore
-> harddisc motor not working?
Is that what a headcrash sounds like?

I friend told me notebook harddisc MUST be tested and stand
a drop from 1m on a hard surface.
Well mine did not.

Try to send them in to hitachi support center. (Dunno the
adress??? Please help!)

Substituted it with a new 20Gbyte IDE Hitachi drive at ebay
(50EUR).

Howto Format & copy Firmware on HD:
Formatted it with FAT32 in a laptop/notebook using Win2000
Server CD (boot from CD, install...)
downloaded & burned "firmware jukebox ajbrec_v127d"
AJBREC.AJZ and DOS-Commands COPY, FORMAT, FDISK,
EDIT, COMMAND.COM on empty CD-R (if you can not copy it
under dos "File not found" try to rename ajbrec.ajz into
AJBREC.AJZ and burn again)
booted from Win98 SE cdrom "Start Computer with CD-ROM
support",
insert cd with firmware and dos-commands,

(D:\ is drive letter of my cdrom,
C:\ drive letter of my laptop harddisc, your´s might be
different, just try C: D: E: ... check content with dir)

PATH D:\ [ENTER]
D:\ [ENTER]
COPY D:\AJBREC.AJZ C:\ [ENTER]
1 File copied.

I guess there are easier ways to do it.
If you can not borrow a laptop: there are power-adapters to
connect a laptop-hd to a tower-pc powersupply and use it as
a normal harddisc.

DISCLAIMER: before you throw your hd(harddisc) away TEST
IT IN A LAPTOP OR PC!!!

Strange: The first time I inserted the HARDDISC into the
Jukebox and connected the powersupply to it (without
batteries),
it won´t spin up/power on. It just will start loading and then
freeze. After a while of waiting nothing happens and it returns
to the loading screen. ;-( I thought my 250EUR piece was
screwed.

Inserted the batteries, connected powersupply, SUDDENLY IT
WORKED!
conclusion -> only power from powersupply is not enough!
Batteries must be inserted as well at the same time to make
the harddisc spin up!

If your screen is flickering, the harddisc gets not enough
power to spin up! Check if batteries|powersupplies supply as
much volts as they should.

I tried the alternative rockbox firmware and I was quiet
impressed about all the fancy stuff like snake games, rotating
cubes...
BUT: it did not make the jukebox more stable then the v1.28
or v1.27d firmware (freezes, hang ups, errors every once and
a while) and it tinkers and "overtunes" soooo much with the
hardware settings that i had the impression it makes battery
life even worse... (if used wrong of course)

heads up & good luck with your repairs! ;-)

http://groups-
beta.google.com/group/alt.music.mp3.hardware/browse_thread
/thread/81f7b75110aea9ed/2c150fe767c92fc4?
q=Archos+Jukebox+-+HD+Error,+won%
27t+start+up+now..+help!&_done=%2Fgroups%2Fsearch%
3Fq%3D+Archos+Jukebox+-+HD+Error,+won%
27t+start+up+now..+help!%
26&_doneTitle=Back+to+Search&&d#2c150fe767c92fc4

https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?
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