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Subject: RE: archos >4h recording bug

RE: archos >4h recording bug

From: Abdul-Khaliq Nathekar <>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 15:25:44 -0000

Since I reformatted my unit, it has behaved itself much better than out
of the box! Most of my recordings are through the Digital input.
Incidentally, if anyone is looking at digital recordings, I can
recommend the A-D Line-in to Optical and SP/DIF converter. It also has
a composite to S-Video converter!! part number QQ82D

The longest recording I have made was 2 hours, and that was because I
forgot to stop it!!! ;-) And.... It was OK!

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Martin Borus
Sent: 01 December 2002 12:37
Subject: Re: archos >4h recording bug

> My crash occured at 4h 05m. At around the two hour mark, the display
> split in half. What should have been displayed in the top half of the

> screen was in the bottom half, and vice versa. Sort of like a tv that

> lost it's v-hold. And then, at 4h 05m it completely hungup and was
> unresponsive. On bootup, the file 'new song.mp3' in which I was
> recording was no where in sight and my recording is gone. I'm
> currently trying to use easyrecovery on it, but i'm not keeping my
> hopes up.

Crashes like this are common. I've also bought my Archos in Germany and
the display crashes most of the times - sometimes even 10-20 minutes
after a recording start. Sometimes the screen even goes blank. When
with no extra power source connected, most of my long time recordings
[8-10 hours] come out well.

If you must do long recordings with the Archos firmware I recommend
loading the batteries 100% full. (best with an externat charger).

Received on 2002-12-01

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