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Subject: Re: IRiver - No wall charging. Help!!!

Re: IRiver - No wall charging. Help!!!

From: victor rajewski <askvictor_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 12:59:14 +1000

>
> Also, if i remember correctly, and although i only tried once, the
> irives' proprietary firmware isnt very good when it comes to USB
> charging as well. THe screen goes on to say its charging but the
> battery rarely gets charged in a reasonable amount of time. Has anyone
> else felt this problem as well?

The original firmware charges fine off USB, but takes a long time to fully
charge. Apparently is isn't the best thing for the battery, but I don't know
the physics/chemistry behind that - it's apparently to do with USB onlt
providing a low charging current. But it will work. I travelled around
Europe for three weeks without a charger, plugging in at the occasional
internet cafe while I was browsing, and got through OK.

Does anyone have any advice as to how I can get my player to charge from
> USB.. ?

If there is enough charge to start it up, hold 'REC' as you plug the USB
cable in - this will boot the original firmware and start charging.
Received on 2006-10-23


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