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Subject: RE: FMR problem and solution
From: Andreas Stemmer (
Date: 2003-09-26

Fred wrote:
> (...). I quickly came to
> the conclusion that my box is not able to charge, with your charger
> as well as with archos' one, but maybe too late : now my batteries
> ran out of power, and I cannot boot anymore, even with power cable
> plugged in. I did not figured out that charging is being done only
> via software and thought the rom was only there to monitor
> hardware-driven charging. I was so stupidly wrong ...
> (...)

AFAIK charging is done in hardware on the FM recorder because charging a
li-ion battery is much more critical than ni-mh batteries.
Have you tried the F1-boot option (hold F1 key during startup)?

Andreas Stemmer

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