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Subject: Re: Is this true? WILL ROCKBOX WORK ON ANY ARCHOS?
From: Chris Holt (
Date: 2003-07-09

It would depend on the quality of work done. Sure with the weak design
and assembly line soldering techniques used on the end boards of the
Jukebox line, it is quite possible that some reflow/reroute in this area
would make a better product than factory. The statement is not any sort
of obvious lie.

Your best resource here is to check the sellers feedback and read the
buyer comments. Also, does this seller offer warranty or guarantee
against DOA? Those would be the telling factors. Unless someone here has
personally bought one from this particular seller, all responses are

If you are talking about newmp3technology I have not seen any negative
comments in this or the Yahoo group about them. Some members have
referred others to them for repair, so I would not be too concerned.


On Wed, 9 Jul 2003 09:45:22 -0700, Sharon wrote:
> Thanks for your response, Jean. This seller has more than one at eBay,
> so evidently they get them and repair them to resell. Just was curious
> if that soldering statement was true, that they are better than the
> original!
> Still would like to hear from anyone if I can get any Archos unit and
> use the Rockbox OS on it???
> Thanks very much for all help!
> Sharon

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