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Subject: RE: FM Recorder Boot Issues

RE: FM Recorder Boot Issues

From: Brian Levy-Polis <>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 18:20:58 -0400

I had issues similar to this just before my warranty ended. I sent it back
to Archos without them really giving an exact answer of what was wrong, but
I believe it might be either that the battery needs to be replaced or that a
battery connection is bad. I am pretty sure that the battery connections in
the FMRs are not the best, and it doesn't seem unlikely that you might have
messed up the connection when fixing the headphone jack. Did your friend
note this problem, or did it begin right after fixing the jack?


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Noah Smith
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 2:12 PM
Subject: FM Recorder Boot Issues

Hi group,
I recently purchased a used FMR off a friend of mine. He said he was having
problems with it, but what he described sounded easy enough to address. The
biggest issue he had with it was an intermittent headphone jack, which I
quickly repaired when I got the unit. I than flashed rockbox onto the device
and set out to enjoy a new toy when another problem cropped up.

The present issue, and the one I'm not certain about, is in regards to
booting. At times, I can hit the on button, and the FMR briefly lights up, I
can hear the HD spinning up as well, and it then turns itself back off. If I
hold down the ON button, the lights stay lit, and the harddrive continues
spinning, but Rockbox never starts. Eventually I'll try again and the Archos
will suddenly decide that it wants to boot, but it's still rather hit or
miss. I searched the group archives but I couldn't find anything concrete.
Any ideas what's going on?



Received on 2005-04-12

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