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Subject: Re: FMR Flat battery
From: Henry Mitchell (
Date: 2003-10-29

Is there any way to get this charging circuit fixed? I'm not proficient
with a soldering iron, but I'll find someone who is or risk the damage
if anyone can share that they've successfully repaired this
all-too-common problem with the FMR.


Neon John wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 22:32:58 -0000, "Mark Bright"
> <> wrote:
>>I know this, or something very similar, has been discussed before but I
>>couldn't locate the message I half remember as a solution.
>>My (Flashed) FMR has just completely flattened it's battery. I thought
>>it was on charge - the charging screen (Plug in the charger whilst
>>switched off) was showing, and claimed 7%. After 1 hour I checked it,
>>and it was 6%!, but the batter icon (Top left) was showing about 3/4
>>I left it another hour, and it switched itself off. I now cannot switch
>>it back on.
>>Usual story you have all heard many times before : Green led flicker
>>briefly, and switches back off. Plugging in the mains adaptor just
>>results in a loop
>>Any Suggestions.
> Yup. Hope you have an extended warranty, for your charging circuit is kaput.
> I posted about a friend's FMR giving up the ghost just like that last week.
> Using an external power supply I charged the battery enough to fire up the FMR
> and get his recordings off before he returned it on his extended warranty.
> John
> ---
> John De Armond
> Cleveland, Occupied TN

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