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Subject: Re: When does rockbox charge?
From: Chris Muth (
Date: 2003-11-14

Don't worry about wearing out your disk. You won't.


On 11/14/03 at 11:32 AM Mat Holton wrote:

>This isn't a question about money!
>I forgot my power supply unit today so i'm charging my Archos via the USB
>lead on
>my PC here at work. Something is concerning me though: When I boot up with
>the Archos software (holding down F1 & on) the unit is definatly charging
>(the indicator says so and there's more charge after i unplug) but the
>Hard drive is continually whirring, which worries me - I don't want to
>wear out my drive! However, when I boot up with Rockbox and plug the USB
>lead in, the drive stops whirring but the power indicator is not changing
>- So is it charging or not?
>I have an Archos Fm Recorder and I Reflashed the full firmware last night
>with last nights source, rebuilt with one minor modification (i swapped
>over the F2 and F3 buttons because my F2 button is broken).
>"Life's just a mood ring we're not allowed to see."
> They Might Be Giants.
>Surface Inspection Ltd

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