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Subject: Re: battery question for Archos V1

Re: battery question for Archos V1

From: Vladimir Pantelic <pan_at_nt.tu-darmstadt.de>
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 16:43:06 +0200

Björn Stenberg wrote:
> covici_at_ccs.covici.com wrote:
>> Hi. I have a couple of battery questions about my Archos v1 recorder. After having it off for several days after
>> being on charge, when i turn it on the battery level started at 35% -- this was off the charger and after a few
>> minutes read 85%. If I were to leave it off for a couple of weeks, it would be difficult to boot without charging
>> it for a while first. Is the battery dying? If so, how does one change it?
>
> It sounds like the battery is dying.
>
> The Archos V1 uses four standard AA NiHM batteries that are housed in the vertical "tubes" on either side of the
> screen. The tubes are simple plastic battery covers that you can pry open with your bare fingers. There are two AA
> batteries in each "tube".

Also note that on the JB6000 and recorder the battery contacts tend to weaken over time, either because the springs
compress or the PCBs that hold the springs give way.

Springs can be pulled out again by thin pliers, the PCBs can be resoldered but that needs a partial disassembly.

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Received on 2009-10-05


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