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Subject: RE: Where to get chargers for Recorder 20, bug, and suggestion

RE: Where to get chargers for Recorder 20, bug, and suggestion

From: Fred Maxwell <>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 10:38:23 -0400

Put your digital multimeter (DMM) on the output of the charger and see what
DC voltage you measure. If it's zero, then you can be sure that the charger
is dead.

  Fred Maxwell

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of P.G.
> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 10:09 AM
> To:
> Subject: Where to get chargers for Recorder 20, bug, and suggestion
> Hi guys,
> I was amazed to find Rockbox, when I got my Recorder I
> thought "Man, I
> wonder if this thing can be hacked... Let's find some info!"
> and after
> googling a bit, I found the OS... Just too cool :)
> Anyway, I've got 2 things I'd like help with:
> 1. I'm not sure but I think my charger is dead. I've had my
> archos for a
> week :P
> I may have dropped it or something. When I plug it into my archos,
> nothing happens. I tried plugging another charger (with a lower 2V
> output, but same connector) and my Archos started up, but did
> not show
> the "Charging" screen, it just began playing a song.
> Anyone know where can I buy a new one, from someone who ships
> internationally? Or can I use any generic Radioshack charger?
> The manual
> says it's a special charger and blah blah.
> I did search the mailing list, and I see discussion of
> chargers, but I
> think they're referring to normal battery wall-wart chargers, not the
> direct-to-archos one(which is what I would like, because of
> convenience
> - and I don't like replacing the batteries.).
> 2. I think I found a bug. Back when my charger was fine, I left my
> archos plugged into the power, next to my bed to listen to some music
> when I Went to sleep. I used the Sleep Timer, and set it for
> one hour.
> So it was charging, and also playing music, with a sleep
> timer. When I woke up, the Archos would be: A) PLaying a
> song, with a "Time
> Left" of -9,384 or some ridiculous number or B) Just stuck in the
> middle of a song. But it never went to sleep. I had tested the sleep
> feature before, with 30 minutes, but it was not connected to
> the charger.
> 3. Is a suggestion - Is there anyway to make the archos work
> as an alarm
> clock? Make it start up and play music at some set time.
> Also, I'd like
> to mention that the "On+Play" key combo for queuing files...
> I hate. I
> would like to be able to do it with one hand only.
> Anyway, I hope you guys can help me out with the charger. In the
> meantime, I guess I'll use a normal battery charger replace them as
> needed... :P
Received on 2003-10-02

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