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Subject: Re: Red LED death

Re: Red LED death

From: Jens Arnold <arnold-j_at_t-online.de>
Date: 2005-05-11

Hello Ronald

> after a loooooong time, here's my definite answer: No, it
> doesn't help. Today I had to run again for quite some time,
> and it happened at one occasion when I turned on the box and
> started to run immediately, the sound took about 20 seconds to
> start, was playing for 5 seconds and then it stopped.
> Play/Pause would change the play/pause sign (not sure how this
> is at RLD, I think it's the same), but on, F1, etc didn't
> work. The red led was off.

If the red LED was off, this could not have been RLD. Don't know
what caused this one...

> After that I turned the archos off, waited for a few seconds,
> started to run, and at the next spinup I got the RLD. What

Try today's daily build (or newer ;) ). I'm pretty sure this
helps.

> does the Disk poweroff do, actually (as in: when, why, where
> does it turn off)? It didn't seem to be documented, neither in
> the manual nor in the IRC logs.

'Disk poweroff' switches the harddisk completely off (i.e. cuts
power to it) when it's not in use.This saves a little bit more
battery power, but spinups take slightly longer. Without that,
the harddisk is only put to sleep.

The hardware is capable to do this on all harddisk models except
the very first players, but the option in rockbox is present for
the V1 recorder only, because both some players and the FM/V2
recorder seem to have problems with it (crashing when power gets
restored).

That's probably the reason why it isn't documented in the
manual. Christi has an FM recorder...

Regards, Jens

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