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#244132 - 16/12/2004 04:00 Karma turns on, clicks, restarts, repeats. Help?
Vito
new poster

Registered: 13/03/2002
Posts: 17
A friend of mine's Karma is locking up. It starts up, does the spinning Rio thing, the HD spins up, then you can hear the HD click, and it locks up, with the progress bar not even halfway through the "K" in Karma. Then it restarts and does it all over again, until you hit Lock or do a paperclip reset.

Firmware was successfully updated to 1.68 and it's still doing it. I don't know what it was at before this. The "hitting" trick from Riovolution didn't do anything.

Help?

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#244133 - 16/12/2004 04:04 Re: Karma turns on, clicks, restarts, repeats. Help? [Re: Vito]
msaeger
carpal tunnel

Registered: 23/09/2000
Posts: 3608
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
If the wacking trick didn't work I would guess the HDD is bad.
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Matt

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#244134 - 16/12/2004 09:05 Re: Karma turns on, clicks, restarts, repeats. Help? [Re: Vito]
peter
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/07/2000
Posts: 4142
Loc: Cambridge, England
Quote:
The "hitting" trick from Riovolution didn't do anything.

You did try re-applying the firmware with "reformat" ticked before hitting it, right?

Peter

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#244135 - 16/12/2004 14:11 Re: Karma turns on, clicks, restarts, repeats. Help? [Re: Vito]
tman
carpal tunnel

Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
How hard did you hit it? Usually mine can get fixed by just resetting it but it's happened once where I had to hit it quite hard with my hand before it'd unjam itself.

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#244136 - 17/12/2004 12:39 Re: Karma turns on, clicks, restarts, repeats. Help? [Re: peter]
Vito
new poster

Registered: 13/03/2002
Posts: 17
Um, no. Reapplying the firmware and ticking "reformat" did the trick. Thanks!

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