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Subject: Re: Battery question related to Archos
From: Mat Holton (mathew.holton_at_surface-inspection.com)
Date: 2004-08-03


>> No, my question relates to the charging. This thing doesn't seem to hold
>> it's charge for very long at all - an hour tops. Also, when charging, the
>> unit get's very hot. Could this be that only one cell is connected and
>> therefore getting more charge than it is meant to?
>Now you know why it's been so cheap! ;-)
Yes, thanks!

>> Any help, would be much appreciated.

>Seriously, I guess either the cell or the charging circuit is broken,
>stonger guess towards the cell. It's the same one as for an FM, maybe you
>can exchange it and try?
Yeah, I have an FM battery (oh no, the old battery versus cells argument again!)
and swapped it over but the unit still heated up to a horrible level, and the
charge didn't seem to hold for very long. So, I guess this looks like the charging
circuit then? What are your thoughts on the suggestion of only one cell being connected?
I say this as I know at least one person has suffered the same (on a page describing dissasembly
of the JBMM). I want to try and rule stuff out before I take the thing apart and risk destroying it
completely.

thanks for the help Jörg.

"Move around folks, push it back there, move along, shows over folks, let him breath, step lively"

John Linnell
Surface Inspection Ltd
www.surface-inspection.com
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