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Subject: Re: Rockbox rebooting occasionally and eating up batteries

Re: Rockbox rebooting occasionally and eating up batteries

From: Claus Helbing <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 11:55:07 +0200


I had a similar problem on my Archos JBR 10.
It occasionally rebooted or shutdown when pressing the unit,
plugging the headphones or just pressing the plugged headphone jack ...

I returned the unit and it came back some times later. The problems where gone.

I guess they either resoldered some contacts of my unit or moved my hardisk in
another used unit that had better contacts ...
After the repair the "feel" when plugging the headphones is better ... it is some
what harder to plug them in...

BTW I read lots of people reporting problems with bad soldering

I did not dare trying to solder since my unit was still under guarantee.

Regards, Claus

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dmitry Koyfman" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 12:19 PM
Subject: Rockbox rebooting occasionally and eating up batteries

> Hi guys.
> I'm having quite a problem with my Recorder. It seems to be a hardware problem,
> but me being a non-electrical-engineering person, I can't track it down. The
> problem is very simple: occasionally my Rockbox reboots after being tilted (not
> heavily) or pressed. It also reboots (and this is what enrages me most) if I
> turn it on, and then insert the headphones. After rebooting it starts again,
> only all output to the screen is mirrored (very funny feature if I could only
> turn it off). I have to turn it off and on several times to get it fine again.
> While I do that, sometimes it will turn on (the leds and backlight turn on), but
> nothing appears on screen, and the keys (besides OFF) are not responding. This
> symptom too disappears after turning off.
> And on top of all that, it seems to eat batteries faster than locust eats the
> crops. Fully charged 1500 mAh original Archos batteries last for about 2 hours,
> and each time I turn it on, the batteries are emptier.
> I love this unit, but all these things drive me crazy. I have some experience
> with soldering, so if needed I can do that... If only I knew what has gone
> wrong! :)
> Some data about my unit:
> Model: Archos Jukebox Recorder 6000 (rather old one, I bought it used)
> ROM Firmware: 1.17i
> Rockbox version: 2.0
Received on 2003-08-22

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