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Subject: Re: FM Recorder, Interesting notes
From: tp_at_diffenbach.org
Date: 2003-01-24


According to the Archos FM recorder docs, holding off for >= 5 secs. results in an unconditional off, even if the software is "stuck".

Quoting Peter De Lucia <peter_at_dualice.net>:

> Are you sure? I have an FM Recorder and it has crashed a few times. I
> held
> the off button for a few seconds and then it reset. (or maybe it was
> off
> and on and the same time??)
>
>
>
> > The Off button does not have that effect on the FM recorder. It
> seems
> > that off is software controlled.
> >
> >>Magnus,
> >>
> >>If you keep the 'Off' key pressed for more than 5 seconds (I think),
> >> you'll have the effect of a hardware power-down. It can get you out
> of
> >> crashes. I think this (very usefull) feature is hardware controlled
> for
> >> it always worked when I needed it (and when the keyboard was
> locked.)
> >>
> >>Ludovic.
> >>
> >>>On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Justin Heiner wrote:
> >>>
> >>> JH> So, I just got my new FM Recorder today in place of my normal
> >>>recorder. A couple things I've noticed:
> >>> JH> 1. It charges when connected to USB via the USB cable (not
> very
> >>> much
> >>>of a charge, maybe 2v-4v, but it does)
> >>> JH> 2. For some reason, archos reboots the device to connect it to
> >>> USB.
> >>>Is there a reason for this?
> >>> JH> 3. It will power on the device automatically when you plug the
> >>> USB
> >>>cable in.
> >>> JH> 4. The OFF button is software controlled, not hardware
> controlled
> >>>
> >>>(which is a pain in the ass when it crashes)
> >>>
> >>>Just curious, but what do you do then when it crashes (I take it it
> >>> isn't that uncommon)? I've got the impression the battery isn't
> >>> exactly easy to remove... Or maybe that's solved by point two
> above?
> >>>
> >>>-- Magnus Holmgren
>
>
>
>



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