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Subject: Making progress - but more battery life questions
From: Sharon (sharon25_at_cox.net)
Date: 2003-08-22


Well, that isn't quite as easy to do as I expected, Jean - you are
much faster than I am! Boy are those batteries hard to get out! I
really had to work at the bottom ones; they seemed like they were
glued in there. And I must have inadvertently turned the unit on 4-5
times trying to get the ones on the left side out and hitting the on
button accidentally.... Maybe I'll get faster with practice???

I am assuming that if the battery indicator is getting low I can
change them during a break even if it hasn't stopped playing because
they're all the way dead? And then when I get home, I can recharge
them in an external charger that discharges first so they're all the
way dead before being recharged?

Is it true that higher bitrate files take more battery power? This
audiobook was only 32 bitrate, so if I listen to one that is 96
bitrate the batteries will last 1/3 the amount of time? I hope that
isn't the case; hopefully it's not a direct math calculation like
that?

Thanks for ALL the help on this list!

Sharon

>1. 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.



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