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by Archos>iPod
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: My A5... is now... 640GB!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2333

Re: My A5... is now... 640GB!!!!

!Caution! Until I can figure out why, purchase at your own risk the 640GB WD Scorpio Blue 5,400 RPM. It would not boot in a later attempts and RECOVERY attempts failed to fix it despite accepting the update patched each time. Could be the WD Scorpio curse. Back to the 500GB for now. I have no questi...
by Archos>iPod
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: My A5... is now... 640GB!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2333

My A5... is now... 640GB!!!!

I had the 500GB 7,200RPM but I just wasn't feeling it. Didn't feel right having that much speed. I found a 640GB WD Scorpio Blue for $130 (USD) took about a minute to get it swapped. Now I'm transferring 320GB from the 500 to the 640. Should take a few hours by SATA wire outside the A5. Pretty thril...
by Archos>iPod
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Isn't that weird??? :roll: Try to return the WD... my Hitachi works perfectly now. I would tell you to get the 5,400 RPM though... I have the 7,200 RPM and it gets pretty warm = strain to the device and power pull. There really is no benefit to the 7,200 and I got it only because it was all they had...
by Archos>iPod
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Thanks for the replies guys! :D It ran overnight and when I got to it this morning it was cool-to-the-touch, since the HDD was not spinning. Anyway, all the files are there. But I noticed a curious problem! #-o -The device cannot calculate how much memory has been used in storage, it still shows 99%...
by Archos>iPod
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

I did it!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>...
by Archos>iPod
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Excited for you Skubasteve! Congrats on the success! =D> I unfortunately have no such luck with this... I have 2 500 gb HDDs at my disposal and have found no success on either. Really no idea what I'm doing wrong... quite strange to say the least. The closest I got was when it asked me for a firmwar...
by Archos>iPod
Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Hey everyone... My A5 sits dismantled on my desk since my last post :doubt: . The constant attempts of formatting and patching makes me worry that I will soon brick the device or drives. I'm not sure what to do. On the positive side, I just got a Motorola Droid, it has done a good job of distracting...
by Archos>iPod
Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

I just tried the method described above on the other 500gb drive, the one above is the clone. Same result. Says to connect, but freezes the unit.

Weird to come so close to have it lock up like that... oh well. :?
by Archos>iPod
Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

WHOA... I got close... but no cigar. I created a random ext3 partition on the 500gb drive at 196mb (it's 195.4mb on the 250gb, but gparted wouldn't let me make it like that). I don't know how it works on the A5 because when you look in gparted, it only shows one FAT32 partition for the 250gb. When I...
by Archos>iPod
Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Does anyone know how I could copy the ext3 system partition on the original 250gb onto the 500gb?

If so, what steps would I go about doing that?

I cloned the 250gb to the 500gb, but it doesn't seem to have transfered the ext3 system partition.

Thanks
by Archos>iPod
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Hey g_u, The A5 is rejecting the HDD. It won't even connect to the computer when the new one is in (format or repair disk). One of the firmwares (I think 1.7.02) has a mode in recovery that says something like "connect usb"... even that doesn't allow it. I cannot copy any files, it simply wont conne...
by Archos>iPod
Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Hey nokiae50, Thanks for the tips. I tried what you said... no luck. The messages I see are "please wait...", changes to "setting up media" (doesn't sound like the HDD is doing anything but spinning), and turns off after about 30 minutes. Then, it will reboot and enter recovery again where I select ...
by Archos>iPod
Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Hey guys. Quick note: I did "dd" command and made what I would consider a perfect clone of the drive. The A5 is rejecting the clone with the same bogus messages on screen "please wait..." "setting up media" or "setting up operating system". Drive spinning, but doing nothing. It is clear to me now th...
by Archos>iPod
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Thanks for the quick replies nokiae50 and zac68. I am typing this message in bed... This is the earliest I am going to sleep this week! (2:20am Hawaii time). Nokiae50, I was a little confused by your post. I am embarrassed to ask, but I will anyway: When you say "SDE" what exactly do you mean? Also,...
by Archos>iPod
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Thanks for your response AA123. You have been so kind and helpful, also Zac68. As of now, you are the only 2 that I know of that have done this. I cannot accept defeat... I have spent so much time on this and knowing that others have accomplished this is only propelling me to continue trying. Zac68,...
by Archos>iPod
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

Sorry to continue flooding this. I know I am not doing something right. I am following the steps as I see them, but I obviously am loading/transferring/patching something wrong. It makes not sense to me that it work easily for AA123 and Zac68 and not on mine... unless of course I caused the error in...
by Archos>iPod
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

HOLD ON... AA123... You said at the start of this (your) thread that you were not able to do anything in the other firmware versions. You mentioned that 1.6.54 wouldn't even start. You said you went back to 1.7.02. I am trying this now... It just says "please wait..." but maybe after a few hours it ...
by Archos>iPod
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

It just hangs on "please wait..." I imagine that this is the same response I would get without the patched firmware. It's as if it's not there. Could I have done something to jeopardize the process? i.e. I did the GF hack, I accidentally patched with 1.7.11... etc. It makes no sense that it would wo...
by Archos>iPod
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

I've tried everything again... all over from the beginning. No dice. Same symptoms: I put the new HDD in and go to format. It just displays "please wait..." and sometimes after 10 to 30 minutes, it turns off. Other times, it just stays on. When it's on, it just spins up a lot, and spins down... I do...
by Archos>iPod
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to open an A7
Replies: 141
Views: 51938

Re: How to open an A7

"v1.6.54" patched... penguin, just to clarify.

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