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Subject: Where to get chargers for Recorder 20, bug, and suggestion
From: P.G. (vivamexico55_at_prodigy.net.mx)
Date: 2003-10-02


Hi guys,

I was amazed to find Rockbox, when I got my Recorder I thought "Man, I
wonder if this thing can be hacked... Let's find some info!" and after
googling a bit, I found the OS... Just too cool :)

Anyway, I've got 2 things I'd like help with:

1. I'm not sure but I think my charger is dead. I've had my archos for a
week :P

I may have dropped it or something. When I plug it into my archos,
nothing happens. I tried plugging another charger (with a lower 2V
output, but same connector) and my Archos started up, but did not show
the "Charging" screen, it just began playing a song.

Anyone know where can I buy a new one, from someone who ships
internationally? Or can I use any generic Radioshack charger? The manual
says it's a special charger and blah blah.

I did search the mailing list, and I see discussion of chargers, but I
think they're referring to normal battery wall-wart chargers, not the
direct-to-archos one(which is what I would like, because of convenience
- and I don't like replacing the batteries.).

2. I think I found a bug. Back when my charger was fine, I left my
archos plugged into the power, next to my bed to listen to some music
when I Went to sleep. I used the Sleep Timer, and set it for one hour.
So it was charging, and also playing music, with a sleep timer.
When I woke up, the Archos would be: A) PLaying a song, with a "Time
Left" of -9,384 or some ridiculous number or B) Just stuck in the
middle of a song. But it never went to sleep. I had tested the sleep
feature before, with 30 minutes, but it was not connected to the charger.

3. Is a suggestion - Is there anyway to make the archos work as an alarm
clock? Make it start up and play music at some set time. Also, I'd like
to mention that the "On+Play" key combo for queuing files... I hate. I
would like to be able to do it with one hand only.

Anyway, I hope you guys can help me out with the charger. In the
meantime, I guess I'll use a normal battery charger replace them as
needed... :P



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