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Subject: Re: Jukebox not playing very long - battery life question

Re: Jukebox not playing very long - battery life question

From: Sharon <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 09:13:02 -0700

John, thanks for your response and information. I am the "see Spot
run" very UN-techie person, so I want to be SURE I understand what
you said.

1. This is only a problem with Rockbox? If I was just using the
Jukebox "as is" with its built-in Archos OS this wouldn't be
happening? I don't really understand why an OS (I assume Rockbox is
an operating system, is that right?) would make battery life any

2. Were your 2 choices an EITHER/OR? I can do either #1 OR #2? If so,
I will choose #1, because #2 sounds over my "see Spot run" head and I
could mess up more than I fix. Especially when you added you were
sure if it was right... (o:

3. Was there an issue with difficulty changing batteries in the
Jukebox? Seems to me I read something about it being challenging?

4. My use for the Jukebox is to listen to audiobooks at work. I
wanted Rockbox because of that great resume feature. If I used just
the default Archos OS, does it have a resume feature? I thought I
read something about a "bookmark"; does it have that and would it get
me right back where I was in my book after the unit is turned back on?

Of all these options, changing the batteries and staying with Rockbox
is my preferred solution at the moment, but I would sure appreciate
answers to the above if you would be so kind...

Thanks a bunch!


>Hi Sharon
>There does seem to be an issue with charging and Rockbox - that is
>being investigated.
>In the mean time there are a couple of ways to ensure your batteries
>are fully charged.
>1) Remove the batteries and charge in an external charger - (this
>is the method I use - plus have a spare set - pref with a rating of
>2200) - I get between 10 - 14 hours this way per set of batteries.
>2) Make sure you can boot your jukebox in Archos mode - not rockbox
>- there are many ways of doing this but I assume you do not have a
>flash version of rockbox. what you will need is a copy of the
>archos firmware (ajbrec.ajz ) file. Rename this to something like
>ajbrec1.ajz and place on your jukebox.
>Switch on Jukebox and select F2 (Middle button of three) select down
>until is says 'show all files'
>Now browse your directory (on button) until you get to the file you
>transferred - play this file by pressing the play button and you
>should boot to the archos type screen - now charge your battery
>until it says battery charged.
>(I hope I got the above right - if not someone will correct me)
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Received on 2003-08-21

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