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Subject: Re: Correct battery and disk spindown settings for FM Recorder?

Re: Correct battery and disk spindown settings for FM Recorder?

From: Michael O'Quinn <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 14:20:26 -0700 (PDT)

Sounds like a problem with your battery or charger. I would try to get an
exchange if it were mine and under warranty. I've heard that Archos
offers a lifetime warranty on the FMR battery, even if the rest of the
warranty is expired.

Since it's an FMR, options are limited as far as replacing the batteries
yourself. There has been some discussion before about this. Apparently
the battery is proprietary, and the only way to get it replaced is to send
the whole unit back to Archos, (or exchange the unit it at the store, if
they will do that.)

You might try testing the voltage output of your charger, to rule out that
as a problem.


On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Tony Agee wrote:

> Using Rockbox has been a pleasure but I've noticed that even after leaving
> my recorder charging overnight (turned off), my recorder never shows a
> charger higher than 38%. Until I changed the battery capacity in the
> software to properly reflect the battery size in the FM Recorder (2100...I
> believe? Or 2200), it usually showed that the charge got as high as 80%
> when first powering on after a long night's worth of charge.
> Do I have the battery settings set improperly? After using my Jukebox for a
> while the battery will slowly improve to the mid 60% range, but never go
> any higher before depleting back down.
> I should be getting more than 2 hours of 160 kbps play out of this thing.
> What's the deal?
> Also, what is the proper setting for disk spindown?
Received on 2003-06-26

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