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Subject: all flashed FMs and V2s, please reflash with my latest

all flashed FMs and V2s, please reflash with my latest

From: [IDC]Dragon <>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 15:27:44 +0100 (MET)

Hello FM Flashboxers,

now it's your turn, the disk power issue is now fixed for FMs, too.

See my post:
for details on that for the recorder.

In essence, it is possible that with a flat battery the box locks you out.
If the disk wants to spin up, the power demand is higher than what a weak
battery and the charger can supply, so the power collapses again.
So far, the Archos charging screen (F1+plugin) was the only way to start
without disk, but there is a "race condition": If the disk starts to draw power
for spinup sooner than the Archos charging screen can cut it, and the battery
does not deliver that current surge, you had no chance.

Now the bootloader detects the charger and shuts off the disk power asap. I
find it quite critical for FMs and V2s to update, since you can't easily
charge the battery externally once it went flat.

Boot loader updates require a full flash with "firmware_flash.rock" and the
files from below, depending on your model:

BTW, is there any flashed V2 yet?

Take care,

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Received on 2003-12-03

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