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Subject: RE: FMR problem and solution

RE: FMR problem and solution

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 09:48:27 +0100 (BST)

Andreas Stemmer said:
> 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)?

This is correct. On the FM Recorder, Rockbox has nothing to do with the
charging whatsoever. I was a very early adopter of flashing on my FM unit,
and have had no problems with charging whatsoever. If it doesn't charge
under the Archos firmware either, then your unit is faulty.

Mike Holden
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Received on 2003-09-26

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