Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: AJBR20 Dying?
Re: AJBR20 Dying?
From: George Styles <george_at_ripnet.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 16:40:31 +0100
Ive just upgraded my JB to a iRiver iHP-140 - its fantastic, the software
does MOST of the things Rockbox does, it has a LCD remote, and is quite a
bit smaller than the Archos. It also has built in radio...
definately worth a look
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Jones" <joe_at_bumpycarrot.cjb.net>
To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: AJBR20 Dying?
> Mine has developed similar behaviour. Squeezing it seems to be loosening
> the battery contacts or some such.
> From what I can tell, the closest matches feature/price wise are the
> Ripdrive/XClef and the GMini. There's already been some work on the
> GMini firmware, but apparently the XClef is well documented (I heard
> somebody mention that on this list). The XClef is a little taller (0.5")
> and a little slimmer than our current boxes, and the GMini is about the
> same. The XClef uses 2.5" HDDs, and I *believe* (I can't find info for
> sure) that the same is true of the GMini. The Ripdrive can even be
> bought without a disk, for all those whos existing disks are intact.
> Both can handle WMAs and MP3s, and the GMini can handle WAV as well.
> Both have FM tuners and recording capabilities, although the Archos
> website seems to suggest that the GMini requires their special remote
> for these abilities. Can anyone confirm whether this is because the
> necessary hardware is actually in the remote?
> Obviously I'm no developer (yet (promises himself again to learn C this
> summer)), and I can't tell people what to buy, but side-by-side, based
> purely on hardware, I think the XClef just pulls ahead. However, perhaps
> the familiarity with Archos products weighs in the GMini's favour.
> Stuart Tedford wrote:
> > Mine is also dying. It has been taken apart about 10 times now and this
> > final time seems to have broken something. I can now switch it on and
> > via the power buttons as normal, but also by squeezing the case quite
> > at either the sides, or the top and bottom.
> > I did notice that the I/O PCBs on the top/bottom where the batteries
> > are now bent from the constant pressure of the battery contact spring
> > pressing against them. Looks like a design fault to me.
> > It will have to come apart yet again. Anyone got any ideas of where to
> > for the fix?
> > I haven't been impressed by any of the new players on the market. None
> > them have all the features I want, a few come close but are always
> > at least one of my "must have" features.
> > I guess what most of us RockBoxers are doing is waiting until someone
> > the expertise and time to port RockBox does so on one of these new breed
> > players. Then we will all know which one to buy. Until then, we will
> > to keep nursing/using our Archoses (or is it Archi) well past their use
> > date.
> > Stu.
Received on 2004-06-04
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