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Subject: Re: jukebox player went bad?

Re: jukebox player went bad?

From: Michael O'Quinn <>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 22:29:25 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 21 Dec 2003, Marc MERLIN wrote:

> 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.

Well, you can laugh at me too. I was thinking of suggest changing the
batteries, but with all that other activity (especially using USB) I just
thought "Naahhh, CAN'T be."

> 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...

Probably just the Phase Of The Moon detector acting up.

Received on 2003-12-22

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