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Subject: very worrying behaviour with my h140

very worrying behaviour with my h140

From: alex wallis <alexwallis646_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 18:08:35 -0000

Hi list.
I have just had some very strange and worrying behaviour with my h140, I was wondering is there any way I can avoid this happening again, or perhaps some possibility of building in safeguards to the code that monitors the battery level.

I was listening to my player no problem, I new I had very little battery left.
The folder I was listening to came to an end, and the disc spun up to try to move to the next folder.
However, then quite suddenly mid spin up the disc span down with an audible clicking sound, then a few seconds later tried to spin up again, then span down and finally after that the player ran out of battery and switched off.
I no there is no problem with the disc, I think the problem was the battery couldn't give enough current to fully spin the disc up for it to move to the next folder.
I have had this happen a few times before with the battery low.
but the weird thing is on other occasions when I have had a low battery I switch the player on and rockbox boots fine but then before I have a chance to set a file playing rb closes the player down normally.
Is there some kind of safety code that monitors for a very low battery that didn't come into operation this time?
I am just concerned, as obviously that probably wasn't very healthy for the disc judging by the way it seemed to lose power suddenly and I am a little concerned that incidents like this could cumulatively cause damage to the disc, even if this one hasn't already caused a little bit of damage.

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Received on 2008-11-25


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