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Subject: Re: Archos frustrations

Re: Archos frustrations

From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 23:32:59 +0100

At 22:24 05/10/2006, you wrote:
>On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 11:22:49 -0400, "Erin M. Chaves"
><em_chalet_at_hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Hello all,
> >
> >Just curious if this has happened to anyone who owns or has owned
> one of the Archos models. This last spring, a friend of mine got
> me an Archos Jukebox Recorder from EBay. I was when I first began
> using Rockbox. The Jukebox worked cwell enough, but sometimes the
> settings would change by themselves. This would happen while I was
> pressing either the up/down or the previous/next buttons. I would
> always know when something wasn't right, because I couldn't change
> the volume, change the track, or even pause until I stopped the
> unit. Everything would work fine after I resumed playing except
> for the fact that repeat would suddenly be on, or "showed files"
> option had been set to display all. Eventually this Archos had
> battery issues, so I bought an FM recorder on EBay. It was barely
> used so it was in excellent condition, and I really like it! But,
> now I'm having the same problem. I'll be using the volume buttons,
> and all of the sudden, the keys seem to lock up. Then I hav!
> e to stop
> >and see what has been changed. So weird! I'm blind, so I can't
> see what is on the screen, and every time it happens, no one is around to ask.
> >I know that was very lengthy, but have any of you seen this? Does
> any of what I'm saying make sense? If this happens with every
> Archos model, screw it. I'll save up for an iPod!
> >
> >Erin
>
>We have had two Archos V1 recorders in our family. Mine still works
>fine, but my wife's had problems with the buttons sometimes being
>mis-read by the software. For instance the Up button would sometimes act
>as though F1, F2, or F3 had been pushed (usually F2), and other buttons
>sometimes acted weirdly as well. This sounds like it might be your
>problem - You press Up, but it takes you into the F2 menu and subsequent
>key presses change the F2 options.
>
>I made a private build of Rockbox based on the official v2.5 to try and
>avoid some of these problems, where all keys have to be held a little
>longer to register.
>
>I called this build v2.5.1 and have made it available on the Rockbox web
>site at http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/RockBox251
>
>If you want to try this build, you will see that it includes a number of
>other enhancements, some of which will aid a blind user. Another
>enhancement is an improved battery charging algorithm, so you may be
>able to resurrect your V1 Recorder!
>
>Hope this helps
>Tom

Re: Your wife's AJB.
It's been a long time, but iirc the keys are read as an analogue value.
You may only need to tweak the values to fix the keys problem.
I hope I'm not thinking of something else.
If I am, I'm sure Jens or Linus will stand me corrected :)

BC
Received on 2006-10-06


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