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Subject: Re: Correct startup behavior for Recorder v2??
From: [IDC]Dragon (
Date: 2004-01-03

> When turning on my recently-purchased Archos Recorder v2 (20gig), I have
> to hold the "on" button for something like 3 seconds or so before the unit
> will turn on and stay on. Whether the charger is connected or not, this
> behavior is the same.

The software needs to flip a bit to "hold power", bypassing the button
you're holding.

> Is this normal behavior from this device?

To some extent, yes. But I find 3 seconds unusual.

> The battery level indicates full and the player can work just fine when
> running off just batteries. I have not yet been brave enough to flash
> Rockbox and replace the Archos firmware with it but I am wondering if this
> supposed to happen? Is this fixed by Rockbox?

Yes, my bootloader bypasses the button as the very first thing it does.
Maybe get braver?


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