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Old 10-14-2014, 12:10 PM
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Default Rockbox'd Clip Zip has Stopped Recording FM Radio

Hi, thread title says it all really, dont suppose anyones ever encountered this before? I filled the internal memory recently and I think thats when it started but now that Ive freed up about 5GB on the internal memory its still not working, loads of space on the SD aswell.

What should I try please? Any suggestions welcome...
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:48 PM
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Just saying a Rockbox feature isn't working gives no info for anyone to work with. It's working for me using a recent dev build. Here's my recording.cfg file
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# .cfg file created by rockbox 1e7b93a-141009 - http://www.rockbox.org

rec timesplit: off
rec sizesplit: off
rec channels: stereo
rec mono mode: L+R
rec split type: Split
rec split method: Time
rec source: fmradio
prerecording time: 0
rec path: /FM Recordings
cliplight: off
rec mic gain: 23
rec left gain: 23
rec right gain: 23
rec frequency: 44
rec format: mpa3
mp3_enc bitrate: 96
trigger start threshold dB: -35
trigger start threshold linear: 5
trigger stop threshold dB: -45
trigger stop threshold linear: 10
trigger start duration: 0s
trigger stop duration: 0s
trigger min gap: 1s
trigger mode: off
trigger type: stop
and my .cfg fle
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# .cfg file created by rockbox 1e7b93a-141009 - http://www.rockbox.org

show icons: off
show files: all
rec source: fmradio
rec path: /FM Recordings
rec format: mpa3
mp3_enc bitrate: 96
fmr: /.rockbox/fmpresets/preset01.fmr
fms: /.rockbox/wps/clock_lock2_zip.fms
font: /.rockbox/fonts/08-Nedore.fnt
wps: /.rockbox/wps/clock_lock2_zip.wps
lang: /.rockbox/langs/english-us.lng
backdrop: -
playlist catalog directory: /<microSD1>
root menu order: files, database, playlists, settings, plugins, system_menu, recording, radio,
Posting those might help spot if why it's not working for you.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:12 PM
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Funnily enough I made a new directory called FM recordings on the internal memory and then set that as the recording directory in the context menu and its working again. Setting it back to the original directory in the exact same way and it stops working, no idea whats going on but my workaround will do me, thanks.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:49 PM
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Not being able to write to some sectors is one of the symptoms of file corruption. I wonder if filling the memory that way may caused a problem?

I'd check the file system using what ever disk checking tool include in your OS. Unless some of your files are in a bad sector you shouldn't lose any data that's on the disk.
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:44 PM
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That could be it alright, Windows 7 does ask me if I want to repair the disk every time I plug it in, might be time for a reformat. Thanks.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:09 PM
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I don't reformat unless the disk utility reports it can't fix any problems it finds. Formatting causes wear that is said to shorten the life of the card. The wear it causes on the card isn't huge but I still avoid it unless absolutely necessary.

When I do format I start with the formatter built into the sandisk firmware. That only takes a few seconds so it can't be doing much writing. I use the SD Formatter if that doesn't work. That takes the card or the player to the SD card standards.
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