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Subject: Re: I have a little problem ...

Re: I have a little problem ...

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 10:35:10 -0500

Why not go get some better batteries (1600, 1700, even 1850Mah) from
Wal-Mart or local drug store and see? You get better runtime in the
bargain. And if it is a bad set in the unit, it might be cheaper (~$10)
than going through all the hassle of sending the unit back. Unless you
bought it at a local store, in which case I'd run back and exchange it.

If it all goes up in smoke and ticks you off so bad you don't replace it,
you can still get a charger and use the batteries in something else, right?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 10:09 PM
Subject: I have a little problem ...

I know that this is an email list for rockbox development, and i'm sorry,
but i needed to get in hold of someone who would know. My archos recorder
is 11 days old, and it has began emitting a highpitched noise from the unit
and headphones after the hard drive spins down. I have noticed that this
only happens when either the power is at less than or equal to about 50%.
Also, discovered today to be happening at anywhere less than or equal to
about 85% i can hear the arm moving inside the hard drive through the
headphones very loudly. Both of these problems are eliminated no matter
what the power supply level is when plugged into the wall. I narrow this
down to either/both of the following: bad/damaged hard drive or not powerful
enough batteries. I dont think its the hard drive unless it shipped bad in
the first place. I have done nothing with it aside from walking with it in
my pocket and listening on road trips. My batteries are 1500 mah and i dont
have any other types to test with. These sounds happen in both rockbox and
archos. What do you think the problem is?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
Received on 2003-01-29

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