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Guide to DataBridge Exception Codes

The following are common error codes encountered when using DataBridge SDR-CF and SDR-OEM-CF products. To determine which error has occurred, watch the "exception" indicator on the SDR's front panel and count the number of rapid blinks. Each sequence is separated by a 1 second pause in the blink pattern.

Exception 2: Root Directory Full

A FAT16 root directory can have only 512 directory entries (fewer if long filenames are used). Delete files from the root directory, or record to a subfolder in the root directory to overcome this limitation.

Exception 3: Disk Full

The disk has no (or almost no) available space for files. Delete files from the disk to ensure space is available.

Exception 4: Bad Boot Record

Occurs when the disk is completely unformatted or formatted for FAT32.
Use format /FS:FAT from the Windows 2000 command line to ensure proper FAT16 formatting.

Exception 5: Hardware Error

Usually occurs when the SDR-CF cannot reset the CompactFlash card. Try ejecting and reinserting the card or using a new card and contact Acumen if problem persists.

Exception 6: EEPROM Error

Rare hardware error. Contact Acumen to discuss repair or replacement.

Exception 7: Cache Error

Rare hardware error. Contact Acumen to discuss repair or replacement.

Exception 8: Buffer Error (firmware error)

Rare error that may occur in customized or beta firmware versions. Contact Acumen to report.

Exception 9: Tasking Error (firmware error)

Rare error that may occur in customized or beta firmware versions. Contact Acumen to report.

Exception 10: ATA/CompactFlash Error

The CompactFlash media has reported a fatal error to the SDR-CF.
Reinsert/replace the media and contact Acumen if problem persists.

Exception 11: Directory Creation Error

Rare. The SDR-CF cannot create the subdirectory files are to be recorded to. Try using a different directory name or reformatting the media.

Exception 12: FAT12 File System Detected

The SDR-CF has determined that the CF card was formatted using the FAT12 file system, which is unsupported. Reformat the CF card using the /A:512 option (Windows 2000/XP) and retry. (Occurs only in firmware revisions 8.7 and higher)

Exception 13: FAT32 File System Detected

The SDR-CF has determined that the CF card was formatted using the FAT32 file system, which is unsupported. Reformat the CF card using the /FS:FAT option (Windows 2000/XP) and retry. (Occurs only in firmware revisions 8.7 and higher)

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