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Subject: Re: Rombox: won't charge when batteries are dead

Re: Rombox: won't charge when batteries are dead

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Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 09:51:31 +0200 (MEST)

> How about this? We start up the charging code FIRST. If the battery
> level (we
> can still check that while plugged in/charging, right? I know we can on
> the FM)
> is below a certain threshold, we hold on a 'charging' screen at powerup
> until we
> think the batteries are alive enough to spin up the HD. Once we have
> enough
> battery power, we can then exit the screen and startup normally. There
> isn't
> even any point in checking for USB, if we can't spin up the HD...

Who wants to be the judge for those levels? We can only measure the voltage,
but not how that develops under load, how much power your HD needs, etc.
I still vote for the charging screen.

> This might help prevent another annoyance: If the batteries are too dead,
> plugging in the USB cable enters a rapid on/off loop, because they can't
> power
> up the HD enough to kick into USB mode...

Is that the case with the Archos software?


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