Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: FM Recorder Boot Issues
Re: FM Recorder Boot Issues
From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 18:57:18 -0600
I have had this problem for the last year & a half. I have learned to live
with it as there has been no absolute reason discovered that has explained
this phenomena. One thing that did help a bit was to flash the FMR. The
problem still persists but it does not seem as bad when flashed.
It is likely a bad battery connector as I think there are two batteries in
the FMR as mine will often run the disk without fully booting the unit so
maybe one connector on one battery is loose while the other is receiving
Sorry I could not be more help...rocker
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Levy-Polis" <napalmfires_at_gmail.com>
To: "'Rockbox development'" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 5:15 PM
Subject: RE: FM Recorder Boot Issues
> The other option, if you cannot figure it out and no one else suggests
> anything, is to call Archos and send it to them for repairs. They will
> repair it for $65, which, in terms of just getting a working 20gig mp3
> player, is pretty good. Look in forums about the battery connector issue.
> That is where I read about it before.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]
> Behalf Of Noah Smith
> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 7:05 PM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: FM Recorder Boot Issues
> "Brian Levy-Polis" <napalmfires_at_gmail.com> wrote in message
>>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?
> He said that it wouldn't cut on all the time, but he seemed to indicate
> the problem didn't happen very often. The biggest reason he sold it was
> the headphone jack was broken.
> The battery is fine, I think. Usually after it stops working, it will
> again without me having to charge it, so I don't think it is depleted or
> anything. The connector thing is a possibility. I've also noticed
> which may be a coincidence, but about half the time that it will not turn
> on, holding the off button for 8 seconds and then hitting On again has
> started it up. Like I said though, not sure if that's a coincidence or
> something real going on.
Received on 2005-04-12