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Subject: Re: FM Recorder Battery Issue

Re: FM Recorder Battery Issue

From: David S. Geirsson <>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 15:08:12 +0200

Just a quick question out of curiosity. Can you keep running by turning
it on again and again for a long time? I'm wondering if maybe your
batteries were not fully charged? (I've had such problems on my non-FM
recorder when I have rockbox flashed... rockbox measures the battery
status wrong, and stops charging much too soon, as it thinks the battery
is at 100%).

Have you tried with different batteries?

* Chuck Urwiler <> [Thu, Oct 09, 2003 at 08:49:36AM -0400]:
> Linus,

> I was wondering this myself. So you're saying that, in the FMR, the
> shutdown is always caused by the Archos hardware then? I ask because I've
> seen similar behavior, where my battery can be as high as 74% and the FMR
> will shut down at the next disk access. Turn the unit back on and it works
> fine for another half hour, then shuts down. 'tis a pain, as you might
> have guessed. <g>

> -Chuck

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Linus Nielsen Feltzing
> Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 6:09 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: FM Recorder Battery Issue

> Henry Mitchell wrote:
> > I've scanned through the archives, seen some similar issues, but not
> > sure what the resolution is.

> > In short, it seems that the battery level is not being properly reported

> > to rockbox. Does anyone else have experience with this and how to fix
> > it? Right now, I just keep rebooting until it comes back with
> > sufficient power, but it's a pain. I don't believe it's a loose contact

> > or anything like that.

> You seem to assume that Rockbox shuts off the device if it thinks that
> the battery level is too low. That is not true. Rockbox doesn't care
> about the battery level, it runs until it dies.

> Linus

David S. Geirsson
+31 642561928 (0642561928)
Received on 2003-10-09

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