Rockbox mail archive
Subject: Re: Playback speed halved, record speed doubled.
From: Neon John (johngd_at_bellsouth.net)
I had that happen to a pocket digital voice recorder once. Best thing I can
figure is that it took a static hit of some sort. Probably set the LSB in a
clock divisor register somewhere. Doing a hard reset cleared up the problem
while erasing all my saved memos and phone numbers :-( The archos version of
a hard reset would be to flash a different version of Rockbox which will force
a configuration reset. Assuming you're running flashed rockbox. If you're
not running flashed, this might be a good time to try it.
If that doesn't work then you may have more serious problems.
On Wed, 04 Aug 2004 18:34:51 -0700, Peter van Hardenberg <pvh_at_uvic.ca> wrote:
>My V1 Recorder has developed a new and exciting fault. For some reason, my
>MP3s are all playing back at slightly less than one half speed. The WPS
>clock still runs in realtime however, so by the end of the song, I will
>read something like "6:20/3:00". I also recorded some MP3s before I
>noticed the fault which play back at slightly more than double speed on my
>This all began when I had to resolder the end-board at the USB jack end of
>my Recorder. I certainly didn't poke my soldering iron anywhere strange
>while I was fixing my box, so I can't imagine how this would happen.
>Amiconn on IRC suggested I might now have a defective MAS, but I haven't
>been able to get close enough to pin 8 (the clock pin) to test whether his
>guess is right.
>Have any of you got any ideas or advice? Could this be somehow a software
>problem? (The same fault shows up under the original firmware too.)
>I'd like to fix this myself rather than look for replacement parts -- I am
>trying to save up enough money to pay my tuition.
>Any and all advice would be excellent.
>Thanks, (or should I say: "Tthhaannkkss...")
John De Armond
Cleveland, Occupied TN
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