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Subject: Re: Rombox: won't charge when batteries are dead
From: Heikki Hannikainen (hessu_at_hes.iki.fi)
Date: 2003-07-15


  Hi,

  If apps/main.c hasn't been changed lately, power_init() is called as the
very last thing during the init(). Maybe it would help, at least a little,
if it would be moved before ata_init(). I think it needs to be after
adc_init(). power_init() enables charging immediately if the battery level
is very low, so at least we'd have the external power connected to the
battery when the disk spins up. (I suppose ide_power_enable() is only
called at ata_init()).

  This might not be enough to spin up the disk from a completely empty
battery situation, but this should help a little.

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003, Johan Vromans wrote:

> idc-dragon_at_gmx.de writes:
>
> > I still vote for the charging screen.
>
> Why?
>
> In the _very exceptional_ case that Rombox cannot start, holding F1
> while inserting the charger plug starts the Archos charger, and some
> minutes later you can reboot.
>
> -- Johan
>

  - Hessu



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