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Subject: Re: FM recorder and rockbox
From: scott (
Date: 2003-06-11

1) my paint seems secure, but my FMR is relatively new.

2) my battery panel won't open without a screwdriver, but again, its pretty new (less than 2
weeks). maybe they got complaints and changed it. supposedly archos has a lifetime warranty on the
FMR's battery, so you can only get it from them, but you shouldnt have to pay for it.

3) it seems no one has dared to publicly dissect an FMR yet. anyone with an FMR, a good tiny
screwdriver, and some electrical knowledge up to it? it'd be greatly appreciated (i'm already up
to 18.7 gigs, heh)

--- TP Diffenbach <> wrote:
> 1) the paint comes off the bottom, and the back.
> 2) The battery panel pops open if you drop it. Apparently it can also be opened more gently. :)
> The batteries are non-standard, and Archos won't ship them (expect in an FM).
> 3) I too would like more information about changing the hdd.
> Quoting Chuck Urwiler <>:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > First of all, I need to say "Thanks!" to all of you who do the dev for
> > RockBox. It's awesome - and I really appreciate the newer FM radio
> > functionality! Every build I download works without problems. Excellent
> > work!
> >
> > Just a coupla questions:
> >
> > 1) The paint on the bottom half of my FM comes off without any effort
> > (not the half with the buttons and display, the other half that hold the
> > HD). Anyone else have this problem?
> >
> > 2) I noticed that the top (battery) panel comes off without too much
> > trouble, thanks to some earlier messages on the subject. The batteries
> > look pretty non-standard. Curious if there are replacements, just for my
> > own info.
> >
> > 3) I can't seem to find it now, but I'm also curious about replacing the
> > hard drive at some future point in time. I think I recall there being
> > some "bending" involved... Anyway, can anyone point me to where someone
> > might have done this and documented it?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > -Chuck
> >
> >
> --
> Archos FM has a Rockbox!

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