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Subject: Re: Do I have a battery probem?

Re: Do I have a battery probem?

From: Tom Cole <tcole_at_xtra.co.nz>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 13:33:35 +1300

On 01 Apr 2008 23:56:40 +0200, Johan Vromans <jvromans_at_squirrel.nl>
wrote:

>I am an old RockBox user -- Archos Jukebox Recorder V1.
>Happy with it for almost 6 years now.
>
>For some months I have the following problem. I play music on the JBR,
>and all of a sudden it stops, displays "do you want to make a
>bookmark" etc. I can cancel this, press On to resume, and it will
>continue playing. Some minutes later, same thing.
>
>It seems to me that despite the fact that the batteries are fully
>charged (or sufficiently charged and charging) the JBR fails to
>complete reading the next part of the song, causing it to think that
>the batteries are too low and prepares for an emergency shutdown.
>Could this be caused by worn-out batteries? E.g., they charge fully
>but are not able anymore to (always) provide the current that the JRB
>requires? Or is it a sign of something else failing? I can reproduce
>this with two distinct sets of batteries.
>
>I must admit I'm not running the most recent version of RockBox,
>mainly because the version I have (2007-06-29) has never given me
>reasons to complain :-).
>
>-- Johan

When the voltage falls too low, the Rockbox button handling code thinks
that you have pressed the Off key. (The lower general voltage reduces
the voltage on the "off" i/o port to below the critical level.)

The lower general voltage can be because of higher internal resistance
in the batteries as they age, or maybe there is higher resistance
occurring elsewhere in the hardware. You could check this by trying
fresh, new, fully charged batteries.

The Archos Jukebox Recorder V1 was a great machine - I'm still using
mine.

Tom
Received on 2008-04-02


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