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Subject: Re: FM Recorder won't turn on -update

Re: FM Recorder won't turn on -update

From: Tony Agee <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 17:16:34 -0400

Well, I tried turning it on this morning after leaving it charged for nearly
24 hours. For the first time, I'm getting a red light in addition to the
green light. Still no display.

Encouraged, I plugged it into the USB cable and now I'm getting all lights
AND the display. However, about 5 seconds into the booting OS screen it
shuts off and then starts back up again.

I'm going to leave it charged in for another 12 hours and see if we get any

thank you everybody for your help while I struggle against this beast. :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joris van den Heuvel" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 5:07 AM
Subject: Re: FM Recorder won't turn on / USB left connected overnight

> |
> | If you have access to an external charger I'd recommend to try charging
> the
> | batteries separately. Preferably you should use a second set of
> | that are proven to work.
> | Unless you tried different batteries I wouldn't recommend sending the
> | back to archos yet.
> |
> | Phil
> |
> The FM Recorder uses a special battery which can't be removed and charged
> outside of the jukebox.
> I read somewhere that a completely empty Li-ion battery acts like a lead
> acid battery. It needs a long time before it will charge again. I have
> charged drained lead acid batteries, but sometimes it took 8 hours before
> charging even started. So leave the FMR on the charger for at least a full
> day and see what happens. If it's not that, maybe try another charger. And
> if all that fails, send it back.
Received on 2003-07-11

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