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Subject: RE: What's left for 2.0?
From: Jack (
Date: 2003-04-04

Can you buy (expensive) batteries to stop this?


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."<>
> Sent: 4/3/03 8:16:00 AM
> To: ""<>
> 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
> my shirt pocket under my coat it will not reoccur.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Stenberg []
> 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
> forwarding, is not the same problem and will not be addressed before
> 2.0
> release since it will require a somewhat larger fix.
> --
> Daniel Stenberg -- --

Jack (Futurealive Games)

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