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Subject: Re: Help please! My archos is dead!

Re: Help please! My archos is dead!

From: Gary Richardi <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 12:04:06 -0800 (PST)

Possibly, one or more of your batteries can no longer hold a charge. I
believe the AJB runs only on battery power and the adapter can only
charge the batteries and cannot power the unit if the batteries are

--- Yusef Napora <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Sorry this isn't really about rockbox development, but I figured
> you guys
> are my best hope. About a month ago, my power supply mysteriously
> stopped
> working. My unit (Recorder 20) would still power on, play, record,
> etc.
> using battery power, but there was no way to charge it. There was
> just no
> power getting from the wall to the jukebox. Ok. So I went and
> bought a
> radio shack universal adapter, 9 volts, 800 miliamps, plugged it in
> while I
> was in the store, and it the unit powered on. So I figure, great, it
> works.
> That was easy. Not so, sadly. When I got home and plugged it in
> for more
> than five seconds, I find that, while there is enough of a current
> getting
> to the machine to wake it up, it crashes after a few seconds.
> Rockbox
> loads, but doesn't show the charging icon, and shows that my battery
> is dead
> (which it was). I started it up a few more times, just to see what
> would
> happen, and sometimes I got an ATA error (I don't have the message
> written
> down anymore, sorry), but sometimes, there would be no error, and
> rockbox
> would load as usual, only to crash again a few seconds later. So,
> perhaps
> foolishly, I ordered a replacement power supply from archos, which
> arrived
> the other day, and which does absolutely nothing when I plug it into
> my
> Jukebox.
> So, my question to all of you clever rockboxers is this: what's
> wrong
> with my machine? Is it something that I, (or an electronically
> gifted
> friend) could possibly fix? Archos' web site says they'll only
> accept
> returns within 90 days of purchase, which have long since passed. So
> what
> to do? Has anyone else had a similar problem? Is my $300 toy nothing
> more
> than a paperweight with a hard drive? Any help or advice will be
> rewarded
> with my eternal thanks, possibly a first born child (we'll negotiate
> later... :-)
> Thanks,
> Yusef Napora
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Received on 2003-01-29

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