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Subject: Re: (no subject)

Re: (no subject)

From: Mat Holton <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 14:44:19 +0100

'm having problems with i recently bought from the internet (very cheap, very cack)
My screen light does not come on but the unit runs fine...until the battery runs out after an hour or so.
It's total toss, rubbish. Archos should be ashamed of themselves for producing
such a turd of a device.

Well, okay i'm being a bit harsh. when it worked it worked quite well.

My advice is stick with audio only.

Rockbox will never run on the JBMM either, completely different hardware.
So forget that.


-----Original Message-----From: Todd Wallace <>To: <>Sent: 16/08/2004 01:34Subject: (no subject)Hello all, this may not be the appropriate forum for this question

although after reading many posts it's

obvious that it may be as close as it gets!

I recently purchased an as-is JBMM 20 on ebay. Not the best idea! Needless

to say it doesn't work. When I

removed it from the box and pressed "On" the red light came on for a few

seconds and then went off. I charged

the batteries overnite (green lite comes on although no screen action)and

although the red lite remained on a

while longer still nothing. I removed the batteries and tested (4.5 to

5.0v) re inserted although this time

upside down and low and behold the little screen lit up, although very

briefly before shutting off. I tweaked

the terminals in the JB and cleaned the contacts on the batteries and

re-inserted. I can get the screen to

flicker and stay on for about 6 or so seconds before it apparently shuts

down. I can't seem to get beyond that.

  I have tried the many different configurations of "Power/F1" ,

"Power/Play" and some creative ones of my own!

I have ordered a 44 pin to 40 pin hd adapter and would like to test the hd

with my desktop and replace it if I

have to although wanted to simply chat with you guiys in the know to see

if you might recommend something. What

  should I be looking for if the hard drive is operational? If I relace the

hd do I simply install Rockbox or

Archos OS firmware? What else can go wrong?

Thanks in advance - Todd


"Move around folks, push it back there, move along, shows over folks, let him breath, step lively"

John Linnell
Surface Inspection Ltd
Received on 2004-08-16

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