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Subject: RE: AJBR20 Dying?
From: VanBaren, Gerald (AGRE) (Gerald.VanBaren_at_smiths-aerospace.com)
Date: 2004-06-04


Thats because you should have looked for Pogo, not Jack.
  http://www.pogoproducts.com/
  http://www.pogoproducts.com/ripdrive.html

gvb ;-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Mat Holton
> Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 11:55 AM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: AJBR20 Dying?
>
>
> Where can I buy an XClef without HD then?
>
> I've looked and can't find jack.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----From: Joseph Jones
> <joe_at_bumpycarrot.cjb.net>To: Rockbox development
> <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>Sent: 04/06/2004 16:33Subject: Re:
> AJBR20 Dying?Mine has developed similar behaviour. Squeezing
> it seems to be loosening
>
> the battery contacts or some such.
>
>
> From what I can tell, the closest matches feature/price wise are the
>
> Ripdrive/XClef and the GMini. There's already been some work on the
>
> GMini firmware, but apparently the XClef is well documented (I heard
>
> somebody mention that on this list). The XClef is a little
> taller (0.5")
>
> and a little slimmer than our current boxes, and the GMini is
> about the
>
> same. The XClef uses 2.5" HDDs, and I *believe* (I can't find
> info for
>
> sure) that the same is true of the GMini. The Ripdrive can even be
>
> bought without a disk, for all those whos existing disks are intact.
>
>
> Both can handle WMAs and MP3s, and the GMini can handle WAV as well.
>
> Both have FM tuners and recording capabilities, although the Archos
>
> website seems to suggest that the GMini requires their special remote
>
> for these abilities. Can anyone confirm whether this is because the
>
> necessary hardware is actually in the remote?
>
>
> Obviously I'm no developer (yet (promises himself again to
> learn C this
>
> summer)), and I can't tell people what to buy, but
> side-by-side, based
>
> purely on hardware, I think the XClef just pulls ahead.
> However, perhaps
>
> the familiarity with Archos products weighs in the GMini's favour.
>
>
> Joe
>
>
>
> Stuart Tedford wrote:
>
> > Mine is also dying. It has been taken apart about 10 times
> now and this
>
> > final time seems to have broken something. I can now
> switch it on and off
>
> > via the power buttons as normal, but also by squeezing the
> case quite gently
>
> > at either the sides, or the top and bottom.
>
> >
>
> > I did notice that the I/O PCBs on the top/bottom where the
> batteries connect
>
> > are now bent from the constant pressure of the battery
> contact spring
>
> > pressing against them. Looks like a design fault to me.
>
> >
>
> > It will have to come apart yet again. Anyone got any ideas
> of where to look
>
> > for the fix?
>
> >
>
> > I haven't been impressed by any of the new players on the
> market. None of
>
> > them have all the features I want, a few come close but are
> always missing
>
> > at least one of my "must have" features.
>
> >
>
> > I guess what most of us RockBoxers are doing is waiting
> until someone with
>
> > the expertise and time to port RockBox does so on one of
> these new breed of
>
> > players. Then we will all know which one to buy. Until
> then, we will have
>
> > to keep nursing/using our Archoses (or is it Archi) well
> past their use by
>
> > date.
>
> >
>
> > Stu.
>
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