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Subject: RE: FM Recorder Boot Issues

RE: FM Recorder Boot Issues

From: Sorin Srbu <>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 10:22:49 +0200 wrote:
> 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?

I've had this issue too with my JBR. Turns out that when the batteries are low, the recorder starts to boot, but shuts down again At this time, Rockbox won't load, or only load partially. After having it on recharge for ten minutes or so, the JBR starts up fine, although a full recharge is probably better. The bundled batteries, at least in my recorder, are really crappy.

And I love the deep discharge and trickle charge-features of Rockbox's!

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Received on 2005-04-12

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