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Subject: Re: FM Recorder Battery Issue
From: Henry Mitchell (hmitchell_at_fastmail.fm)
Date: 2003-10-09


Actually, I did not assume this as I know better.

I was trying to imply that the Archos HW is messed up, since the battery
level as reported by Rockbox fluctuates so much.

In response to the other questions posed thus far, my experience and
usage pattern is almost identical to Chuck's, although I am going more
towards stand-alone battery use than using while charging because I am
going back to school now - in any case, it's just a crapshoot as to how
long the unit sustains power before I have to try to reboot. Funny
thing is, before this started happening (about 2 weeks ago), I ran it
for 11 consecutive hours on long road trips.

Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> Henry Mitchell wrote:
>
>> I've scanned through the archives, seen some similar issues, but not
>> sure what the resolution is.
>>
>> In short, it seems that the battery level is not being properly
>> reported to rockbox. Does anyone else have experience with this and
>> how to fix it? Right now, I just keep rebooting until it comes back
>> with sufficient power, but it's a pain. I don't believe it's a loose
>> contact or anything like that.
>
>
> You seem to assume that Rockbox shuts off the device if it thinks that
> the battery level is too low. That is not true. Rockbox doesn't care
> about the battery level, it runs until it dies.
>
> Linus
>



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