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Subject: Re: Jukebox Recorder v2 battery dead
Well bust my buttons! After having it plugged in for about 30 minutes, then
unplugging it while trolling eBay and then inspecting the screws and exterior
more closely, then posting the message below, and then plugging it back IN...
the unit is now charging!
Please disregard the message below. I'm all set.
> I did a search and founf some of the previous posts regarding the FMR and its
> battery dying. I remember reading about this problem long ago and told myself
> that I would never allow it to happen. Unfortunately, I did just that, just
> this morning.
> I had what I thought was plenty of power on the drive last night, but I
> recorded a friend's concert on battery power and perhaps that consumes more
> juice than simply playing? Anyway, I had it on the USB port this morning
> tagging and shuffling and forgot to also plug it in. Suddenly it went dark
> I can't get it to do anything.
> I'm reading in here about getting a special 'limiter' charger and taking
> alligator clips and doing all these funky things... but I'd rather just get a
> new battery, if it's cheaper (and easier). I found one on eBay. Would this
> Is this an issue with the Rockbox hack only? I don't seem to recall ever
> this problem with the regular firmware. I did let it drain all the way down
> early on in my ownership and it elegantly shut down without letting the
> completely drain. Is there an update to the hack that addresses this, or is
> something unavoidable through software?
> Can I put in a new battery and get the thing going, then, while it's up and
> running, switch in the old battery to let THAT one charge up?
> Anyway, any help would be appreciated. I'm sure I'll be going through
> withdrawals over the next week or two.
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