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Subject: Re: Battery problems??

Re: Battery problems??

From: Brian Wolven <brian.wolven_at_verizon.net>
Date: 2005-01-21

Dan Maloney wrote:
> I let my jukebox recorder (20GB) lose its charge by not using it for a long
> time. When I went to recharge it, I left it overnight and found that in the
> morning, it still said "not charging," so I figured the batteries must be
> dead. I replaced them with others that were good and the same thing happened,
> this time the screen flashed on & off saying the same message and I could hear
> the hard disk trying to spin up so it could load Rockbox (I have the flashed
> ROM - v. 2.3), and now it won't turn on, or charge. I was wondering if anyone
> else has had these kind of problems, and if so, what they did to resolve
> them. This is my second AJB (the first also died randomly) and as much as I'd
> like to get a more reliable brand, I don't have another $250 to spend on one
> of these things!
>
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for the
> replies :)

 From the Battery FAQ (http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/BatteryFAQ):

Q19: When I plug in the charger the LCD fades away and the the unit keep
restarting, I guess my batteries are too weak to even hold until charging
starts. What can I do?

A19: Hold F1 when you plug in the charger. This will make your unit boot into
Archos firmware and start charging right away.

This is, apparently, the one thing the Archos firmware does well. =)

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