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Subject: Car mode for Archos JBR V1

Car mode for Archos JBR V1

From: <sfsprs-audio_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-04

I've got a new-to-me Archos Recorder V1, and I'm trying to get it set
up for use in the car. I want it to turn on when it gets power on the
charging jack, and turn off eventually when the power is gone. I've
got a well regulated 12V adapter that can put out 6V, 7.5V, or 9V.

From what I've been reading on this list, it sounds like there is no
software way to avoid having it go into play mode from off when it gets
power.

From what I've been reading, all of the following have been tried
without success to get it to play when it gets power:

- flashing rockbox
- using "car mode" in the menu
- using special software builds that are hardcoded to go into play mode

So the only way to get it to start up in play mode is to rewire it so
that the car power goes into the battery terminals rather than the
charging adapter. And if I did that I should send it 6V rather than
the 9V charging voltage.

Before I go ahead and rewire my V1, I just wanted to verify that this
is the only way to go. Has anyone had actual (not just theoretical)
success getting it to start up playing using any of the three soft
methods above?
Received on Tue Apr 4 07:39:00 2006


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