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Subject: RE: My FMR just died
From: Michael Elsdörfer (
Date: 2003-11-16

> Like everyone else who has been through this, you've learned that the FMR
> is
> absolute junk.

Well, I have a FMR (since 9 months now), and until now hat absolutly no
problems. What's so bad about FMR? What are this charging problems? And when
do I have to except them? ;-)

Perhaps someone can link me some old posts on that topic from the archive.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Neon John
> Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 12:29 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: My FMR just died
> On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:37:27 -0800, Henry Mitchell <>
> wrote:
> >Well, after less than 10 months, my FMR just died.
> <snippity>
> I will never buy another Archos product again (I had
> >previously had a neutral-at-best experience with the CDR, but chalked it
> >up to immature technology). I'm hoping I can salvage the material on
> >disk and go on my merry way with a different product like Creative, etc.
> >
> >Sigh.
> You'll hate the Creative box. Everything Rockbox does right they do
> wrong,
> the worst of which is probably that it is a database-based player.
> Like everyone else who has been through this, you've learned that the FMR
> is
> absolute junk. OTOH the plain Recorder is a solid product IF it works
> right
> out of the box. Just yesterday the last of my circle of friends who
> bought an
> FMR got rid of it (thank God for product replacement plans!!) and got a
> Recorder. Of the 7 Recorders among me and my circle of friends, one came
> out
> of the box not charging. Swapped it out immediately. Otherwise, all is
> well.
> One guy is a lineman and uses his Recorder while he's climbing on poles
> and
> riding in bucket trucks. If it can withstand that sort of usage it has to
> be
> tough.
> Face it, you're hooked on Rockbox so yer stuck with Archos hardware. At
> least
> one piece of hardware works OK.
> John
> ---
> John De Armond
> Cleveland, Occupied TN

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