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Subject: Re: Archos Jukebox Recorder V2 - Help
From: Neon John (johngd_at_bellsouth.net)
You haven't killed it. You've just run the battery down so low that it can't
power up to start charging. I had that happen a couple of times when I still
had an FMR.
My solution was to remove the batteries and give them enough charge to let the
machine boot. I did this by pumping some current through them using a 1 amp
12 volt battery charger. Most any source of current-limited power will work
at just about any voltage. I left the battery on the charger for about 5
minutes, then put it back in the FMR, booted and charged normally with the
Note that even though the V2 can take power from the USB port, it's likely not
to be enough to supply the machine's needs, much less charge. My experience
has been that very few USB ports can supply the full half amp that the spec
calls for. My Belkin PCMCIA adapter that uses an external wall wart for the
power bus can but none of the ports on my other computers can. Best to
pretend that this USB connection does not exist.
On Wed, 04 Aug 2004 13:27:54 +0100, Scott B McDowall
>My lovely little Recorder is silent. I bought it from Ebay on Saturday -
>it was in great nick when I loaded Rockbox and 110 CDs - that was
>yesterday. Last night, I decided to charge the battery by leaving it
>hooked onto a USB hub and when I woke at 4ish, it was broke. When I
>turned it on, I was getting flashing green and red lights - now there
>is no flashing at all. It is dead to the world - I tried connecting it
>directly to my lap top USB and for a while it showed enough life to say
>" HD Register Error".
>I tried it on the official charger and now it is totally dead. Needless
>to say, my computer does not recognise it. I had been so looking forward
>to getting this machine and now I have broken it. Can anyone help? It is
>a V2 so I can not take the batteries out an recharge them on their own.
John De Armond
Cleveland, Occupied TN
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