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Subject: Re: red light freeze
From: Jack Peel (jhp_at_cypress.com)
Hey guys.. I have been experiencing similar problems, except I would
it as silent playing. The red light does come on and stay on for quite
However I can push "next track" and it will begin playing the next track
after a little while (about the normal time for "next track").
These are the conditions when it usually happens to me. I have a small
sporty car with a reasonably stiff suspention, not a kidney punisher
I was younger, but reasonably stiff. Now IF I place my recorder on the
seat, it will do the "lock up" that I described above. With a
of repeatability. I have been running on the daily builds for a long
time (long before
I noticed this problem). Rockbox has also been doing this for a long time.
The thing that I noticed was that if I put it on the console between the
it does not seem to have the problem (at least not NEARLY as much). So
it is something to do with motion and maybe the HD not being able to read
a track in enough time. Also the temperature does not seem to have a
We are inside my car and it hasn't been that cold in Seattle for a while
the 40's tops, um er bottoms). And the batteries are usually at a
charge as it is on the way home from work where I charge the Jukebox :)
Here is the Skinny on my model.
Disk info: 20 GB IBM drive IBM-DJSA-220.
Spinup Time = 0ms
Anti-Skip Buffer set to 7s
Disk Spindown set to 5s
Disk Poweroff Set to Yes
The drive is about 3/4 full.
If there is any more info, or experiments you want me to run please
let me know :)
Benoit Quette wrote:
> Hi guys,
> The freeze happen to me twice yesterday.
> Different tracks.
> Both while I was stepping off the bus.
> I'm using the daily build 030422 on a FM recorder.
> Temperature was around 12oC.
> Has nobody manage to find out if it was really the battery +
> temperature that was causing this?
> If yes, is is due to the type of battery or due to the specific brand
> the archos are shipped with?
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