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Subject: Re: Rockbox void warranty?

Re: Rockbox void warranty?

From: Jean Boullier <jean.boullier_at_wanadoo.fr>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 05:14:25 +0200

Tony, keep cool...
 From what I have learned on this list the charging process of the FMR
is NOT controlled by Rockbox, it is a hardware feature of the FMR. So if
your batteries are dead Archos may not incriminate Rockbox. Anyway you
should first do what Bjorn advised you to do : plug your FMR to its AC
adapter and forget it for 24 hours. I would be surprised that you could
not at least start it then, even if the batteries are still low. As far
as I can hear when my JBR is idle with its AC adapter plugged on, a
small noise in the box is not abnormal, although I could not explain you
what is causing it... 8-)

Last thing regarding your warranty : nowhere in their documents they say
that you may not put a different firmware on your HD, whether
intentional or not...

Cheers. Jean.

-- 
Jean Boullier - Rouen - Normandie - France
Tony Agee wrote:
>I tried holding the power button down, the green light will blink a few
>times then stop. However, as long as I hold down the power button I can hear
>this "clickclickclick" sound.  It sounds like the hard drive has somehow
>failed.
>
>I'm glad I kept the warranty card for this thing, but I am pretty sure
>they'll find the Rockbox installed and void the warranty. :(
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "scott" <die_pokemon_die123_at_yahoo.com>
>To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 5:49 PM
>Subject: Re: FM Recorder won't turn on / USB left connected overnight
>
>
>>you could hope they won't have a way of starting it either, and they'll
>>
>never know, but i'd wait
>
>>and experiment a bit before shipping it back to archos. have you tryed
>>
>HOLDING the on button? more
>
>>than once i've turned my FMR on and i get a green light, then 3(ish)
>>
>seconds later it shuts down.
>
>>if i hold on though until it gets to the archos loading screen though,
>>
>it's fine.
>
>>-scott
>>
>>--- Tony Agee <ageetw_at_oceana.net> wrote:
>>
>>>I've just tried turning it on again, it will not turn on.  It has been
>>>charging for nearly 4 hours.
>>>
>>>I plugged the USB cable into it again and now the green light will sit
>>>
>and
>
>>>blink on and off for about 60 seconds, like it is repeatedly trying to
>>>
>turn
>
>>>on but cannot. The display never lights up.
>>>
>>>Will Archos refuse to service my Jukebox if they see the Rockbox
>>>
>software on
>
>>>it?  I have no way of deleting it off the hard drive now!
>>>
>>>Tony
>>>
>>>
>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>From: "Björn Stenberg" <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
>>>To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>>>Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 4:53 PM
>>>Subject: Re: FM Recorder won't turn on / USB left connected overnight
>>>
>>>
>>>>Tony Agee wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>I tried plugging in the charger and leaving it alone, thinking the
>>>>>
>>>batteries
>>>
>>>>>were dead, but the only thing that happens is this very feint
>>>>>
>"clicking
>
>>>>>sound" coming from the Archos, but once again, no green light or any
>>>>>indication the unit has power.
>>>>>
>>>>How long did you leave it? From your description it sounds like a
>>>>
>classic
>
>>>case of dead batteries. Leave it in the charger overnight and see how it
>>>feels in the morning.
>>>
>>>>--
>>>>Björn
>>>>
>>
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>
>
Received on 2003-07-11

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