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Subject: Re: Please explain the UART boot hardware mod to a chimpanzee
From: roland (for_spam_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-12-19


> only 10 MB from my provider. I also have an FM with such a mod, but no
need some webspace? why don`t you ask people on this list? ;)

----- Original Message -----
From: "[IDC]Dragon" <idc-dragon_at_gmx.de>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: Please explain the UART boot hardware mod to a chimpanzee

> > Will somebody please explain what's required for the UART boot mod?
>
> I tried in the chat. You may want to search for my old postings, too.
> I used to have 2 pictures of such a mod (of my recorder model) in my
> webspace, but took it offline a few days ago to make room for that Doom video. Got
> only 10 MB from my provider. I also have an FM with such a mod, but no
> pictures since I don't have a digicam.
>
> > Please bear in mind that I know nothing about soldering or electronics, so
> > please use small simple and unambiguous words. And diagrams or pictures if
> > at all possible. (Ok, I have a 15-watt grounded soldering iron. I've used
> > it
> > to re-attach a couple of wires that came loose in my cheep-o PC
> > headphones,
> > allowing me to once again here sound from the left ear-piece.)
>
> That is a good basis, a tool you'd need.
>
> > e.g., "Go to RadioShacck, ask for a globizit with a foobitute of
> > 2.7 and an amplitude of 6. The globizit will look like a door-knob covered
> > with pencil erasers. It should cost less than 10 dollars."
>
> Haha, I enjoyed reading that.
>
> For the Radio Shack, you need a RS232 level converter that converts the
> +/-12V levels on the PC side to 0V/3.3V on the Archos side (note the inverter
> function). This is something that low-level hackers have in their drawer, but
> else a bit difficult to get resp. recognize. Many mobile phone adapters should
> have what you need, you just don't know where to cut and tap it.
>
> I'll refine on that, have to leave now.
>
> Jörg
>
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