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Subject: RE: Rock Box and Blind Users

RE: Rock Box and Blind Users

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 18:05:49 +0100

>Are you saying that I need one with flashable firmware?

No, flash chips on =SOME= archos units mean that you can have 4 second boot
time, not 15 seconds.

>What do you mean the battery connecters are getting looser by default?

The battery contacts are the dodgy thing with these units - its not
frequent, but it is common - it is also such a trivial job that any (in
fairness, sighted) person could do with very very limited knowledge of a
soldering iron.

>Also, Do the Archos players play formats other than mp3?

No. It is theoretically possile - but was never, and is now (given
relative obseletion) unlikely ever to be done.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: []
>On Behalf Of Willi Passmann
>Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:10 AM
>To: Rockbox development
>Subject: Re: Rock Box and Blind Users
>Smith.Ryan wrote:
> > Brian,
> >
> > Thanks for the information. These models are not sold in stores any
> > longer, but I have found several used models on Ebay. Am I taking any
> > risk by purchasing a used model or should it work the same? Is there
> > any where to purchase a new model?
>To add my recent experience: I did not find one via amazon and ebay
>prices are close to the last price on amazon.
>Your risk is the same as with new ones. The unit could have a non
>flashable firmware, so you can use Rockbox only with the standard
>loader. And the battery connectors are getting loose by default...
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