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Subject: RE: questions ...
From: Justin Fisher (JustinF_at_valvesoftware.com)
Date: 2002-06-26


Not much help to you - I'm in the USA at the moment, and I got it while over
here.
It was a store but I got it via mail order. I can't remember the place (I
wouldn't recommend them anyway - the unit arrived with all the sealed bags
opened, etc, suggesting it had been used (store display model perhaps), and
it didn't work...), but the key thing was that I had ordered through the
company I work for - a tech company, whose business this place really
wanted. So the return/replacement and customer support was amazingly good.
:-)
So maybe that's something to try - do the order via a company you work for
(or have a friend in...) if you think you'll get more clout (or a discount)
that way than you would as a lowly consumer, provided the process isn't too
complex.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Ward [mailto:wards_at_paradise.net.nz]
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 9:26 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re: questions ...

Hi Justin. Where did you buy yours from? (I presume you do own one?).

Rob

Justin wrote:

Ignore the country power issue and the archos from wherever is best in

terms of warrenty and getting it repaired in case you do have problems.

Because some people do have problems, and it's not a cheap toy in NZ$,

I'd suggest that ease of return/repair be your guiding factor in where

to buy it from. Once you have it, go to your local Dick Smith

Electronics store, and buy this:

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/3d18ada9012c4e46273fc0a87f9906ba
/Product/View/M9927
<http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/3d18ada9012c4e46273fc0a87f9906b
a/Product/View/M9927>

It's what I use to charge my archos, and it will charge it no-matter

where you are in the world. Make sure you get the plug polarity right

though - some archos models are not well protected against reverse

polarity and you could fry it if you have it reversed. FOr extra safety,

use a multimetre to check that the centre (tip) of the plug is positive

then tape or glue it in place :)

Rob Ward wrote:

  

Thanks for the answers to my questions. Not sure whether I can buy a

unit from Europe - often there are limitations on where companies will

sell to.

I was thinking of http://www.funmp3players.com
<http://www.funmp3players.com> , however they probably

has a US adapter.

Also, I have another problem ... I run Windoze NT4 and therefore have no

USB. Is there a way around this? I guess I could set up a linux box.

Lastly, how does the AJBR handle looong files, like say 45 minutes long,

recordered at 40kbps? These are cassette tapes made into MP3's with just

speech (eg. no music)? Can the message be paused say halfway thru, the

player turned off, then restarted at the midpoint again?

Thanks again.

Rob Ward

    

  



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