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Subject: RE: Dead Jukebox Recorder 20

RE: Dead Jukebox Recorder 20

From: Stuart Tedford <>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 09:55:56 +0100

You need to boot into the original Archos firmware by switching the unit
off, then hold down F1 key, then insert the charger (while still holding
down F1 and unit swithced off). The JB will power up into Archos firmware
and immediately start charging the batts.

Hmm, lots of people having this same problem, and are not able to think of
the solution themselves, could someone please add this to the FAQ if it
isn't already there. Maybe a mention in the flashing howto wouldn't go
amiss either.

Apparantly the newer bootloader fixes this problem, but I haven't tried it


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adrian Smith []
> Sent: 11 August 2004 08:34
> To:
> Subject: Dead Jukebox Recorder 20
> Hi everybody. My Jukebox Recorder 20 died about two
> weeks ago. It's been running fine for more than a
> year, but now weird things are happening. Whenever I
> tried to charge it (original Archos charger, 1500ma
> batteries) the screen would flash once every two
> seconds or so, and if I held down the 'On' button the
> display would come on indicating that the machine was
> NOT charging.
> OK, so perhaps the batteries are dead. I pulled them
> out and just as a test put Energizers in instead.
> Powered up beautifully. Put the LiON batteries back
> in, no power, no charge.
> I ordered new 2300ma batteries from Green Batteries
> and they arrived today. I've had them in the Jukebox
> on charge for about two hours now and the behavior is
> IDENTICAL to the old battery behavior. The screen
> backlight comes on every couple of seconds and the LCD
> flashes on to indicate that the Jukebox is NOT
> charging, then goes off again.
> I'm at a loss. I've running Rockbox 2.2 in flash since
> May of this year flawlessly, but without running the
> Jukebox on alkaline batteries I can't actually get
> into it to see if there's a software problem. It boots
> beautifully on alkaline batteries but I don't want to
> damage it by running them too long. The LiON batteries
> don't seem to be charging, and now I'm at the end of
> my debugging skills. <grin>
> Does anyone have any ideas? Any thoughts would be
> appreciated.
> Thanks in advance!
> -Adrian Smith
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Received on 2004-08-11

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