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Subject: RE: Backlight on recorder dimming?
From: rockbox_at_diffenbach.org
Date: 2002-12-30


My recorder FM's backlight also dims at times. This generally happens when
it's using the hard drive, so I've always assumed that archos's power is
insufficient to supply the hdd and the backlight simultaneously. I'm running
the archos firmware (1.30j).

As in your examples, the dimming occurs when I press a button -- usually a
button (enter directory, etc.) that causes the archos to have to read the
drive. I have not seen the backlight go out entirely (except when its
timeout has been reached).

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of Chris Muth
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 1:44 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re:Backlight on recorder dimming?

Hi,
Can I assume that I have the only jukebox that will dim the backlight?

Take Care,
        Chris Muth

Original message from: Chris Muth
>Hey,
>
>I did a little more research on the dimming.
>When in the dir browser, I am on an mp3, I press right, and am taken to the
WPS,
>moments later the BL will dim. I can press off, repeat the steps, and the
>dimming is repeatable. If I press off and then use the >|| button to start
the playing,
>the BL will just go off.
>
>When in the WPS, I adjust the volume, and sometimes the Bl will dim and
other times it will
>just go off.
>
>None of that is totally repeatable. Within a session of specific key
presses it is, but after that
>it is not predictable. :-(
>
>I just noticed something about the dimming. The BL was in the process of
dimming and the
>HDD spun up and accessed. While the HDD spun up and accessed the dimming
stopped.
>It just stayed at the brightness while the HDD accessed. When the HDD was
done, the BL
>finished dimming.
>
>Best regards,
> Chris Muth
>
>Original message from: Chris Muth
>>Hello all,
>> I have a relatively new Archos Jukebox Recorder 15GB.
>>Model: JBRHD15BF
>>
>>I have noticed that sometimes that backlight will just go off, and other
times
>>it won't just go off, it will momentarily get brighter with a hint of
yellow and then
>>slowly get dimmer and dimmer until the backlight is completely off.
>>
>>I have noticed this with the original archos firmware 1.28/1.27d, rockbox
release 1.4, and
>>rockbox daily build 021220. I am currently running daily build 021220.
>>
>>I have not done enough testing to see how to induce the different
behavior.
>>I did a google search to see if I could find anything, I found nothing.
>>I did a search of the rockbox site to see if I could find anything. I
found a great deal of
>>hits talking about the backlight, but none of them mentioned the backlight
dimming.
>>
>>I think the dimming is pretty cool, I just can't figure out why if appears
to get yellow and
>>I can't quite figure out what determines whether it dims or just goes off.
>>
>>Does anyone else's AJBR do this? Does anyone have any ideas?
>>
>>Thanks,
>> Chris Muth
>>
>



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