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Subject: RE: Freaky charging problem
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2004-07-15


You could try holding down F1 with the unit switched off, and then insert
the charger which will turn it on, and it will go straight into original
Archos firmware charging screen (without spinning up the drive). Leave it
charging for an hour or so, that will give it enough juice to start Rockbox
properly.

Stu.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mario [mailto:carmonite_at_hotmail.com]
> Sent: 15 July 2004 04:33
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Freaky charging problem
>
>
> Hi guys.
> First post here.
>
> I've been using Rockbox (2.1) for a while and it's been
> working fine. Then,
> I let my Recorder 15 sit idle for a couple of months. When I
> tried to use it
> again, I started having the following problem:
>
> When I plug in the charger, the displays says:
> Charge mode:
> Not charging
>
>
> Batt. 4.72v -1%
>
> After it first happened, I pulled the batteries then put them
> back in. It
> worked for a couple of hours, and then stopped, repeating the
> error above.
>
> I can get it started with the F1 start. When I do that, I see
> the original
> Archos boot screen for a few seconds, then it jumps into
> Rockbox at its
> resume point. It goes off a few seconds later. I can repeat
> this endlessly.
>
> Today, I bought some new batteries. Duracell 2050 mAh.
>
> When I put in the charger, I get the same "Not charging" as above.
>
> Oops, not anymore. I'm trying this out as I write this. Now,
> when I plug in
> the charger, I get the Rockbox splash screen immediately. A
> few seconds
> later I get an ATA error -1.
>
> I'm lost.
>
> It's now 4 hours later. I left the charger back in. I'm now
> back to the
> original behavior. I can start briefly with an F1 start - I
> see the Archos
> Splash, then Rockbox, then I go to the resume point, "battery
> charging"
> briefly flashes, and I'm back to
> Charge mode:
> Not charging
>
>
> Batt. 4.72v -1%
>
> When the charge mode message is displayed, the display fades
> in and out.
>
> I almost bought a Creative Xtra the other day, but I didn't
> want to give up
> Rockbox, so I'm determined to get this thing working.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks
>
> Mario
>
>
>
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