dev builds
themes manual
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
dev guide

Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Thank you for your help! Was Is this true? WILL ROCKBOX WORK ON ANY ARCHOS?
From: Sharon (
Date: 2003-07-09

Thanks to the kind folks who responded to my queries. I am glad I
asked, so now I know for sure what kind of unit to avoid (3000 or
multimedia), and I am reassured I can use the great features the
Rockbox wizards have created on whatever I end up getting!

There are some eBay sellers who do warranty that the unit you buy
works and give you 3 days to try it out, so that sounds pretty
reasonable to me.

Once again, thanks for the help!


>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

Page was last modified "Jan 10 2012" The Rockbox Crew