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Subject: Re: Wanted: FM Recorder owner

Re: Wanted: FM Recorder owner

From: Christophe Avoinne <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 10:50:44 +0100

By the way, Recorder FM is said to use a Li-ion battery, not 4 NiMH
batteries, so it must be a good reason for Rockbox not to work properly.

----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 5:20 AM
Subject: RE: Wanted: FM Recorder owner

> Well, you've gotten your guinea pig.
> The results wasn't quite what I'd hoped.
> I have an Archos Jukebox Recorder Fm, with Archos firmware 1.30j.
> I loaded ajbrec.ajz to my Jukebox Recorder FM's root directory. I did not
> load the .rockbox directory.
> I ummounted the Archos, disconnected the USB cable, and turned the Archos
> by pressing and holding the "on" button.
> The Jukebox booted, and they immediately turned off (as if the battery
> too low to run); the battery level, prior to installation appeared to be
> somewhat over half-charged, judging by the original firmware's battery
> graphic.
> When I pressed "on", the Jukebox displayed the firmware 1.30j boot screen
> and gain turned itself of.
> I tried again after plugging in the charger. This time, the Jukebox
> boot screen changed to the rockbox boot screen (?) with a graphical
> "Rockbox" logo, after the firmware boot screen's "progress meter" reach
> approximately 40% "done".
> The rockbox boot screen appeared to overlay a listing of my root
> I could see, on the second screen line, the name of my alphabetically
> directory. The top screen line contained icons I hadn't seen before,
> apparently rockbox style.
> At this point, no button did anything except the F3 button, which removed
> the "Rockbox" logo to show the first several lines listing my root
> directory, again with icons on the top line; and the off button, which if
> held for approximately 4 seconds, shut down the unit after showing the
> firmware "shutting down" screen.
> No other button appeared to do anything; I was unable to scroll the
> directory listing or anything else.
> At this point, I connected the usb cable to my Windows 2000 Professional
> build 2195 Service Pack 3 machine. The Archos displayed its USB screen,
> the system tray hardware icon appeared, but the Archos was not recognized
> the PC, with a "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" error, despite the
> that the driver (TPPALDR.EXE) was running.
> I tried disconnecting and re-connecting the USB cable several times,
> ummounting (Windows lingo: "stopping") the Archos each time. The Archos
> not recognized, even after a warm reboot (system shutdown and restart).
> This is where I'm at now: I can't get the Archos to start unless the
> is plugged in; I can't get it to respond to any keys except F3 to clear
> boot screen and "off" to turn it off, and I can't connect to it via USB.
> Suggestions or better, solutions, would be greatly appreciated; any
> questions will be answered as best I can.
> --Tom
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Björn Stenberg
> Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 10:11 AM
> To:;
> Subject: Wanted: FM Recorder owner
> Hi all.
> I've looked a bit closer at the FM Recorder firmware file from Archos and
> actually it doesn't differ all that much from "normal" recorder files -
> the header is different.
> I haven't figured out all the fields of the new header yet, but from what
> know I've created a Rockbox firmware file for the FM Recorder that I would
> like someone to test.
> There should be no risk involved, I expect it will either work fine
> Rockbox) or, more likely, simply ignore the file and boot the Archos
> firmware from ROM. In either case, you can always remove the file from USB
> the normal way.
> The test file is available here:
> After testing, please report the result either directly to me or to the
> Rockbox development list at
> Thank you in advance.
> --
> Björn Stenberg
> Rockbox - Open Source Jukebox Firmware -
Received on 2002-12-20

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