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Subject: Jukebox not playing very long - battery life question

Jukebox not playing very long - battery life question

From: Sharon <sharon25_at_cox.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 07:42:04 -0700

Much thanks to Andreas for a very patient and clear explanation of
steps to take to reformat my 20GB Jukebox Recorder, which helped me
tremendously! I have taken it to work with me twice now.

However...I am very surprised at how quickly the battery runs down. I
charged it fully, until the screen said "Battery Charged", and both
nights I have used it, I have gotten on 4-5 hours play time. The
audiobook I am listening to is 32 bitrate, so that's not the problem.

The job I take it to is a 6-hour shift, and I fully expected to be
able to take just the Jukebox and have a full shift's worth of stuff
to listen to, so this short amount of time on a full charge is
discouraging. Is there anything I can do?

Is there any external battery pack I can plug into the Archos? I have
an iRiver that has rechargeable batteries in it, but that came with a
little battery holder so you can use 2 AA batteries when the
internals die. It is proprietary to the iRiver, though, and won't fit
the Jukebox. Is there anything comparable for the Jukebox?

TIA again for your help....

Sharon
Received on 2003-08-21

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