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Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM
From: Martin (
Date: 2003-06-03

yes howabout sending it back to much will that cost from

We here in sweden has a law....we have a 2 years warranty (you can call it
but thats not regarding wearing on the batteries, its for faults on the
product, and you go to the store.....that you bought it in
and you will have a new one, you dont have to send it to the factory

now if i buy it at, they said that i should send it to france
if it was problem with the product, really nice, will cost a few box to send
a 350g letter to france :( .....and i will have to wait for problably a
month or so to get it back ....

how about the next thing you told me......i dont care about having to
maintain the battery, i am worried about the unit getting hot and then
wearing the batteries..................the ni-mh works exacly like the
lithium battery............its the ni-cd you have do discharge.....
so the problem is the heat when the batteries it fully loaded.......what
happends then.....
on other product i have had, for exaple the iriver cdplayer, they had a
circuit to watch the recharging process and when the batteries was fully
loaded it discontinued the rechargeprocess. How does it work on the
FM-recorder and the player, i think that on the recorder
the firmware of rockbox only recharge when the batteries is totally empty
(when you are on Deep discharge option)
ON YOU FM-RECORDER -how does it work, does the batteries get hot or
what,does it stop recharging, the guys of the rockbox have said nothing
about this, and its true, they can not do anything about it-and why then
care :)
i am just curious how things works........tell me anybody.... :)

A store here in sweden thats was retailer of archos do not sell products
from archos......high it really a good
product, and the fm recorder has no ni-mh batteries and the recharge process
is done by the hardware, not by rockbox
as it is with the recorder ;)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neon John" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM

> On Tue, 3 Jun 2003 18:18:59 +0200, "Martin" <>
> >no you cant replace the batteries on the FM recorder, thats one thing
> >should mention in the faq, because of that I am
> >not going for a FM recorder, what happens if the batteries die.......
> If the battery dies Archos will give you a new one. It is warranted for
> life of the product. You're depriving yourself of a very nice package if
> overlook the FM recorder.
> >and the other thing ........i will not buy the player because the
> >process is done by hardware and not the
> >rockbox guys ....not gays.... :)...its the same with the FM
> >want the deepcharge thing...can save batteries
> >if you constantly have it on recharge.....connect it into my
> >having lots of mp3 on the computer when you can have it on
> >archoooos :)
> Deep discharge has no meaning in the FM recorder, as the battery is
> ion. There is literally nothing to do to maintain this battery other than
> plug in the unit when the battery is discharged. The lithium battery has
> completely eliminated any worry about batteries, IMHO. I'd NEVER go back
> NiMH penlites.
> John
> ---
> John De Armond
> Cleveland, Occupied TN

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