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Subject: Re: Archos Recorder Suggestions

Re: Archos Recorder Suggestions

From: Jean Boullier <>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 06:04:22 +0200

The button locking already exists in the Archos firmware but I do not
remember where you could have found the info : I think you have to press
the ON button more than 3 or 5 seconds, and same for unlocking. Note
that in any case the OFF will still be active, it is a hardware
constraint according to earlier discussion in this mail list.

Regarding the USB the Jukebox is draining so much power in this mode
that not only you need to have it plugged on its charger, but if you
plan a very large loading session you better start with fully charged
batteries : the charger does not provide enough for feeding the USB,
spinning the disk and charging batteries altogether...

Cheers. Jean.

Jim Morgan wrote:

> I bought my Archos Recorder about a year ago during a trip to the UK -
> they didn't sell them at the time in Hong Kong, and I'd been lusting
> after one for longer than is healthy.
> Anyway, once I got it back to Hong Kong and I'd played with it a bit,
> I had a couple of ideas for improvements, so I went along to the
> archos website, where they boast of "world class support" and sent the
> following message.
>> I bought a JukeBox Recorder 20Gb on a recent holiday to UK. Generally
>> it is great, but I have a couple of questions which, if they aren't
>> already implemented, you may want to consider for future firmware
>> upgrades.
>> - Is there a way to lock the buttons? I occasionally nudge the
>> volume up or down or change tracks unintentionally while the Jukebox
>> is in its case. It would be good to have a way of locking the buttons
>> (like you can lock a Nokia phone, with <menu> <*>, for example)
>> - Does the unit use its internal battery while it is plugged into a
>> USB port and being used as a drive, or does it take its power from
>> the USB host? This would also be a good feature. Even better would be
>> if it actually charged itself when plugged into USB.
>> Finally, a general interest question. What OS is the firmware based
>> on? Is it a Linux based system?
>> Thanks for producing an excellent product.
> I received an automated reply, but no answers. I sent it again a
> couple of weeks later. And again after a month. Nothing. I resent it
> to the US site. Nothing. That's some world class customer service all
> right.
> So now, while I'm looking for something else on sourceforge, I stumble
> across rockbox. Fantastic stuff. I'll be trying it out immediately. I
> guess the question about locking the buttons has already been answered
> in the FAQ. Too bad but it was only a suggestion. But how about the
> ability to charge the Jukebox from the USB cord. Is that possible, or
> is the power drain too high?
> Jim
Received on 2003-05-07

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