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Subject: Charging screen, Re: An other battery issue with flashed rockbox
From: idc-dragon_at_gmx.de
Date: 2003-07-17


> Is there anything in firmware initialization which could cause this? Are
> they
> seeing a real effect, or not?

I'm confident that it makes no difference here running Rockbox from flash or
disk, but the difference is probably that you don't use the Archos charging
any more (except you force it by pressing F1 when plugging in). This Archos
charging fells pretty "beefy" to me, with some internal inductor humming.
Rockbox doesn't make such noises for me, so maybe charging "lighter".

I admit that I don't understand the complicated charging code. It looks like
it will only start if the voltage is below a certain theshold.

Anyway, I've committed a beta charging screen now. It comes up when plugging
in while the unit is off, pausing the boot process before the disk is
initialized. (Should fix the deep discharge problem.) Pressing On continues the
boot, as well as plugging USB. Removing the plug during that screen will shut
the unit off.

The recorder spins up the disk by hardware default, so I have to
deliberately shut it off within the charging screen. I hope it works for FM, too, we
want no spinning disk while charging.

Jörg

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