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Subject: Temperature and Red LED Of Death (Was: RE: What's left for 2.0?)

Temperature and Red LED Of Death (Was: RE: What's left for 2.0?)

From: spidermagnet <>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 14:23:43 -0500 (EST)

I did a full day of snowboarding, temperature 0degC to 3degC, with my FM
recorder in a pocket. It was cold to the touch but not frozen, perhaps
6degC to 10degC, and the only problem was that the device turns off on
severe impact. Root cause of the problem is that I suck and fall lots, of

It was a warm day, though.

Michael OQuinn said:
> This sounds more and more like it can be reproduced at will if the temp
> is low enough.
> Does anyone on this list have an Archos with the necessary HW mods to
> run gdb on the unit? And would it make sense to stick such a unit in
> the refrigerator (out outside if you live in an appropriate area) and
> then "encourage" it to lock up while the debugger is running?
> I don't have my Jukebox wired for gdb, or I'd volunteer to do it myself
> if the results were likely to be useful.
> Michael
> On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, Eldridge, Fredric G. wrote:
>> For me I still assert that the red led lockups are related to
>> temperature. This morning it was quite cold, below 20 Fahrenheit. I
>> left my warm house and started the Archos running. About two blocks
>> later, well before the car was warmed up, I stopped for gas. Shortly
>> after leaving the gas station the Archos entered the red led dead
>> state and would not even reboot (the progress bar of Archos OS version
>> 1.30j hung at about 1/3 of the way) until I warmed it up inside my
>> jacket. It then ran flawlessly, inside my jacket next to my chest,
>> for the next 1.5 hours of my drive. I understand that battery output
>> is substantially lower in cold temperatures and for that reason I'm
>> not sure that Rockbox can solve this problem. It may be just an
>> inherent problem of the hardware
>> -----Original Message-----
> [snipped]
>> Jack (Futurealive Games)
Received on 2003-04-04

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