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Subject: Re: AW: Bug: Battery Charging with low voltage

Re: AW: Bug: Battery Charging with low voltage

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 10:21:57 -0000 (GMT)

With the V2 and FM units, Rockbox does not control the charging at all. It
is all done by hardware, so Rockbox is not to blame in this case! The
other conversation is regardnig the V1 recorder or player, which is
different in that the software controls switching the charging on and off.

Carsten Tschach said:
> Hi folks,
> I had the same problem Matthias posted with my RecorderV2. I was using
> the Recorder in my car continious with a power-supply attached. After
> more than 8 hours the playback suddenly stopped and the Archos was
> dead. I tried to turn it on again, but the V2 wouldn't start not with
> the original Archos Charger and not even with on+f1. The only way to
> get the batteries up again was using an USB cable and charge it over a
> computer.
> I did this several time and the problem occured again and again.
> I now have the result, that this charging-problem killed my battery!
> They can't be charged anymore.
> As I plan to only use the Archos in my car, I now build an adapter which
> is inserted instead of the regular battery and give me the chance to
> plug in a power supply which will feed the Archos over the internal
> battery contacts.
> So there is definitly something wrong with the charging...
> I tried to get a replacement battery from archos, but after 3 month in
> warrenty they just return it with the comment, that batteries do not
> have warrenty on it. They offered me a replacement for 70 Euro (aprox.
> 100 US$)...well, way to much and not worth for the way I want to use
> it...
> Bye, Carsten
> _______________________________________________

Mike Holden
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Received on 2005-02-02

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