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Originally Posted by Tuncurry View Post

Ok, i've done it. Copied some files to see and put it back to charge. Rockbox seems to work. Seems also like the battery is dropping very quickly. Anyway...
For the rockbox.zip patch files, i confirm it doesn't work under Osx and you must do this update on a windows computer.
I will test tomorrow filling the ssd by mounting it with usb>Sata directly on the computer to avoid the battery problems. Hope it will not crash again !
The zip files extracts to a folder '.rockbox' OS-X doesnt allow a folder to be created with period as the first character. I was not bothered to check for a workaround, I just used a windows PC, like you. Let us know, how the loading directly via usb enclosure goes.
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@Tuncurry

This is what I posted on page 310. It sounds like it would help in your case as it did for myself and cmarti.

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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

@Cmarti, Looking good. Thats definately good news.

If you can get your hands on one of these dual firewire/USB to 30 pin dock cables, I think it will solve the limit of loading 800 songs at a time. I had issues with my SD card iPods where I had to load in batches or the iPod would drop out. Once I used this to plug the iPod in to the laptop via USB, and then plugged it into the wall with the firewire at the same time, it was able to load 90 GB of music in one operation. If you do it with the iPod open, it may help disipate the heat better. My iPod got warm, but never had an issue. Im pretty sure the reason this works is because it supplies the iPod a steady and sufficient amount of power rather then relying on the battery while transferring files.

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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
 


I'm being stymied on all attempts to load this new firmware using either a Sony or Lexar card reader/writer, running the updater program as an administrator on my W7 machine.

 

I get the message "No SPI Flash!!" in the lower left-hand corner of the updater program window when I attempt to load the .bin file.

 

It is possible I have an SD-CF adapter (I have a DigiGear Extreme) that is not identical to the one Tarkan is using, although he thinks it's the same as is it is preloaded with the correct current stock version of the firmware, and has the black colored SD slot floor.

 

Anyone else had this trouble or suggestions as to what might be happening or what else I can try to get the firmware loaded?

 

It's also possible my card reader/writers are both incompatible with the updater program, but I think that unlikely as one is an older Sony USB2 version and the Lexar is a much newer USB3 version (though I'm intentionally connecting it to a USB2 port), you'd think one or the other would work, if not either/both.

I had the same issue at first because windows didn't assign a drive letter to the card.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-add-remove-drive-letter#1TC=windows-7

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Originally Posted by mathi8vadhanan View Post

 Let us know, how the loading directly via usb enclosure goes.

Hello, 

 

Well, after unmounting the drive, it is not seen by windows. It just tells me to format a 127 Go partition... Once it is lost, i couldn't make it to work afterwards. 

I think anyway there is a problem with the power (Yet i use 2 new batteries but switch give always some problems)

I will give another try tonight and report the results.

 

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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

--> dual firewire/USB to 30 pin dock cables, 

 

Yes, i might have a try on this, but the dual Firewire/Usb cable cannot be found in France. I'll ask Amazon.

I have tried also to make a sort of dual power cable with 2 usb >micro usb and adapters but again it do not charge the iPod.

See here : http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=598204DualiPodCable.jpg

 

 

Nice day to everyone !

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

I had the same issue at first because windows didn't assign a drive letter to the card.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-add-remove-drive-letter#1TC=windows-7


I seem not to be having that particular problem, but i appreciate any/all troubleshooting suggestions.

 

The card reader is assigned the D drive letter, and the CF card slot itself with the adapter loaded shows the L drive letter within the updater program.

 

I'm stumped.

post #3306 of 3307
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Originally Posted by mathi8vadhanan View Post
 Let us know, how the loading directly via usb enclosure goes.

Ok, taking back the mSata Drive from the iPod and playing it directly on the computer corrupt the drive. Windows (or Osx) wants to format the drive. Dead end for me here.

Putting it back on the iPod does the habitual "very low battery please wait" and the sad ipod image.

This pretty well covers the issue of having a functional 500 gig iPod. I will wait for the Tarkan iFlash-Sata adapter to give it one more try.

 

Thanks !

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Originally Posted by Tuncurry View Post
 

Ok, taking back the mSata Drive from the iPod and playing it directly on the computer corrupt the drive. Windows (or Osx) wants to format the drive. Dead end for me here.

Putting it back on the iPod does the habitual "very low battery please wait" and the sad ipod image.

This pretty well covers the issue of having a functional 500 gig iPod. I will wait for the Tarkan iFlash-Sata adapter to give it one more try.

 

Thanks !

Can you put the old hard drive in the iPod and charge the battery?

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