Rockbox mail archive
Subject: RE: Where to get chargers for Recorder 20, bug, and suggestion
From: Fred Maxwell (rockbox_at_anti-spam.org)
Put your digital multimeter (DMM) on the output of the charger and see what
DC voltage you measure. If it's zero, then you can be sure that the charger
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of P.G.
> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 10:09 AM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Where to get chargers for Recorder 20, bug, and suggestion
> 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
> - 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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