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Subject: Re: Jukebox not playing very long - battery life question
From: Jean Donse (jdon_at_wanadoo.fr)
Date: 2003-08-21


Re: Jukebox not playing very long - battery life quest1. I use the resume function too and when I change batteries, it resumes where I left it.
2. The only tools you need to change batteries are your nails (my very short ones do the job): place your Archos on your lap crosswise, insert the nails of both thumbs under the little bumps in front of the lid on the side away from you, push the lid gently away from you and lift up. This takes less than one second each.
Jean.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Sharon
  To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
  Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 8:18 PM
  Subject: Re: Jukebox not playing very long - battery life question

  Jean, thank you! I was not aware there were more powerful NiMh batteries. I don't know what is in the unit; I have some I use for CD players that are 1600, and I'll call our local Fry's Electronics and see if they have 2000 or 2200 batteries. That would certainly be the simplest solution, and simple is my favorite word!

  I didn't know I could change the batteries easily at work, either. I thought I remembered messages about them being difficult to change? Maybe I should try it and then I'd know how challenging it is to change them. That is another simple solution!

  If you remove the batteries to change them, does the unit lose its resume location? Would I have to write down where I was in the book before changing them?

  THANKS A BUNCH!

  Sharon

    Sharon,
    If you have the standard batteries supplied by Archos (green batteries) they rate 1500mAh. One way to solve your problem would be to replace them by more powerful ones. You can get 2000mAh or 2200mAh fairly cheaply (or may be even more powerful ones as technology improves). You should then get at least 25% more listening time. Note that NiMh batteries take a little use to get to their full potential. You could also get a set of replacement batteries with you and swap them on the workplace when needed: it takes a few seconds to replace them.
    Jean.



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