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Subject: RE: What's left for 2.0?
From: Jack (jack_at_sylviawebster.f2s.com)
Date: 2003-04-04


Can you buy (expensive) batteries to stop this?

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On 03.04.2003 at 10:09 PM Gerald Clark wrote:

>Battery output decreases significanty at lower temperatures.
>In cold weather, disk spinup could very well fail.
>
>-----Original Message-----
> From: "Eldridge, Fredric G."<Fredric_at_mail.crk.umn.edu>
> Sent: 4/3/03 8:16:00 AM
> To: "rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se"<rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Subject: RE: What's left for 2.0?
> I have a really off the wall idea about this. For some time I have
> thought that this problem might be temperature related. I know this
> sounds bizarre but it has been consistent ever since I got my Archos FM
> Recorder about three months ago. I live in North Dakota where we get a
> lot of cold weather but since the weather has started to get a little
> more spring like this problem is a lot less common. I always take the
> unit indoors at night and when I first start it up in the car it works
> for a while. If it is cold out it will lock up after 10 - 15 minutes.
> After restarting if I keep it warm, for instance, by putting the unit
>in
> my shirt pocket under my coat it will not reoccur.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Stenberg [mailto:daniel_at_haxx.se]
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 7:35 AM
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: What's left for 2.0?
>
> We're down to only one single flaw that is still considered a
> show-stopper
> for the upcoming 2.0 release, and that is the ATA/disk problems
> sometimes
> referred to as the 'red led death' (and similar).
>
> Some minor adjustments have been made lately that according to some
> people
> have improved the situation.
>
> We need more feedback, more reports, more analyses. Bring your opinions
> and
> your ideas.
>
> The problem that sometimes appears in combination with rewinding or
>fast
> forwarding, is not the same problem and will not be addressed before
>the
> 2.0
> release since it will require a somewhat larger fix.
>
> --
> Daniel Stenberg -- http://rockbox.haxx.se/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/

Jack (Futurealive Games)



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