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Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM
From: TP Diffenbach (rockbox_at_diffenbach.org)
Date: 2003-06-03


While I don't know from personal experience, it seems that teh drive can be replaced, although doing so will void the warranty.

Quoting Martin <martindavidsson_at_gmx.de>:

> one more thing........what happens if your Harddrive in the fm-recorder goes
> wackoooo....
> on the player and the recorder you just change it :)...to perhaps a bigger
> one...40 gig .
> and the batteries :) soon ni-mh batteries with 2500 mAh
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Martin" <martindavidsson_at_gmx.de>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 8:05 PM
> Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM
>
>
> > yes howabout sending it back to france.......how much will that cost from
> > sweden.
> >
> > We here in sweden has a law....we have a 2 years warranty (you can call it
> > so)
> > 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
> > (archos)
> >
> > now if i buy it at pixmania.com, 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 failurerate.....is 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" <johngd_at_bellsouth.net>
> > To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> > 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" <martindavidsson_at_gmx.de>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > >no you cant replace the batteries on the FM recorder, thats one thing
> > they
> > > >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
> > the
> > > life of the product. You're depriving yourself of a very nice package
> if
> > you
> > > overlook the FM recorder.
> > >
> > > >and the other thing ........i will not buy the player because the
> > recharge
> > > >process is done by hardware and not the
> > > >rockbox guys ....not gays.... :)...its the same with the FM
> > recorder......i
> > > >want the deepcharge thing...can save batteries
> > > >if you constantly have it on recharge.....connect it into my
> > stereo.....why
> > > >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
> > lithium
> > > 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
> > to
> > > NiMH penlites.
> > >
> > > John
> > >
> > > ---
> > > John De Armond
> > > johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net
> > > http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/
> > > Cleveland, Occupied TN
> > >
> >
>
>

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