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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - 2004-02-13
Last edited by linusnielsen - 2004-11-05

FS#2009 - *PANIC* ata: -1

A few days ago I recieved the following message:

‘ATA error: -1
Press on to debug

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, 0×0

ata: -1’

And I assumed the HDD had died, or something was up
with the power supply. I’m not too sure, but it seemed
to resolve itself when I discharged the batteries fully. It
might have been a loose connection somewhere along
the way that has reconnected by chance.

Closed by  linusnielsen
2004-11-05 07:08
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Project Manager

This is typically a sign of bad battery connectors. This is
a hardware problem, not a Rockbox bug.

Anonymous Submitter commented on 2004-03-31 21:54

I got after unplugging the USB cable.

I disagree… Don't close this bug.
I don't know if you look at all at closed bugs….
if I won't get an answer in a few days I'll resubmit this bug.

It happened to me a couple of times, and it's for sure not
a connector problem.

I beleive it's related with the new Rockbox 2.2 version, that
drains the battary completly, resulting in an inabilty of the
archos to do anything (or whatever that cause this ata:-1).
After recharging it works fine.
I tried using Archos firmware version 1.27d and it didn't return.

Anonymous Submitter commented on 2004-06-20 23:19

do i have to re-solder batery connector like ?

or another solution to permanently solve this problem ?
it happen to me more frequently.

Anonymous Submitter commented on 2004-07-19 20:52

I get panic ata -1 every time I boot with 2.2 after leaving
the rec v2 unplugged for some time. If I plug it back in
for a little while, then unplug it and then start rockbox it
is fine (then I can plug it back in)

Project Manager

Then you should buy yourself a new set of batteries.

Hi "nobody" (if that's your real name!).
I would like to suggest that before replacing the batteries\re-
soldering anything in your archos,
just switch to an early version of rockboxx (2.0) or use the
archos firmware and see if the problem persists….

My suspicion is that this bug related to 2.2 version battery
draining problem and your test might prove me wrong/right
about this one…

One question that I wanted to know: did you flashed your



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