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Subject: Re: Is this true? Looking to buy a unit

Re: Is this true? Looking to buy a unit

From: JMP <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 17:51:58 +0200

On Wed, 9 Jul 2003 08:21:09 -0700, Sharon wrote:

> I'm looking to buy another unit since I returned the one that did not
> work and crashed XP. You all told me it could have been fixed, but it
> was too late by the time I got that info, so I'd like to get another
> one to listen to my audiobooks at work. I have a couple questions, if
> you experts would be so kind:
> 1. Is it true what this seller says, that a used unit is EVEN BETTER
> because they solder some joints?
> Solder joints, etc have been strengthened where needed, making them
> even more reliable units than if you ordered them new from Archos!
> 2. Can the Rockbox OS be installed on any of the Archos units? The
> 6-, 10-, 20-GB, recorders and non-recorders, "Studio", etc.? Could I
> buy any unit and use the OS you all talk about? I need it installed
> so I get that wonderful pause feature for listening to books.
> I just need a 6GB, so I am hoping to get one at a decent price and
> then hopefully be able to install Rockbox on it!
> Thanks for any help....
> Sharon

Sharon, welcome back to the fold. I have a 6GB studio. Linus sent me a
patch (I'm not sure this is the correct word) for it to resume after a
pause or a stop. It is simple, it works very well and it installs easily
without any specific knowledge.

I wouldn't buy from this salesman, he sounds like a highwayman to me. Buy a
new unit from Archos and if it is defective, just return it.
Received on 2003-07-09

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