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Subject: Re: jukebox player went bad?

Re: jukebox player went bad?

From: Marc MERLIN <>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 21:57:39 -0800

On Sun, Dec 21, 2003 at 08:40:47PM -0800, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the original 6G player on which I have been using rockbox for a
> while, with no problem.
> I take the player snowboarding with me, and since I'm a reasonably good
> snowboarder, this hasn't been a problem so far :)
> (the lock buttons function has come very handy though)
> Anyway, today it was playing just fine, and I stopped the current
> playlist.
> When I started a new one, the tracks were skipping like mad (sounds like
> a CD skip as if you fast forwarded). The track does play at the normal
> speed, and does not skip in time, there are just lots of pieces missing.
> I upgraded rockbox to 2.1, played an mp3 that skips (they all do) on my
> laptop after transfering it back via USB, and that all works, so the HD
> seems fine.
> Either something went screwy with the settings, or the mp3 decoder got
> damaged in a weird way (maybe the humidity, being in my snow jacket and
> all?)
> Any suggestions?

Ok, don't laugh. The problem went away when I put new batteries in.

This is quite weird, because:
- the battery indicator still showed one bar
- the player never shut off due to low power
- the batteries worked fine for quite a while after the problem appeared
  and let me mount the HD on linux, copy files around and so forth...

No idea what happened, hopefully it's a fluke...

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