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Subject: Re: Changing the batteries on my Archos

Re: Changing the batteries on my Archos

From: Grant Hardy <>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 14:10:08 -0800

Are the battery covers those cylinder shaped things? And I just need
something pointy to pry them loose?f

On 3/13/06, Manuel Dejonghe <> wrote:
> On 3/13/06, Grant Hardy <> wrote:
> > Anyone know the easiest way to change the batteries on my Archos V1 as
> > a blind user? Thanks.
> Hi Grant,
> it's pretty easy. The rockbox battery faq (Q5) does not describe the
> procedure, but the text there says the archos faq does. so i'm going
> to paste both answers here:
> Rockbox-Part:
> A5: It is not very hard - the Archos manual and the FAQ on their web
> site describe how to do it. Their technical support confirmed that
> replacing the batteries with NiMH cells (of different capacities) will
> not void the warranty. Just don't remove the screws.
> The big blue bumpers on the Recorder and Player don't make the process
> very easy. Also some have warned not to push the batteries too hard
> inside the bumpers or the springs will become compressed and lose
> contact. The design isn't as easy as most consumer products, but
> luckily, with 8 hrs or so of runtime from the default firmware, the
> batteries won't need changing out that much. I have only changed
> batteries out once on a long trip when I didn't bring a car charger.
> Some units have been shipped with two sets of batteries, my Recorder
> 20 only had one set. Someone actually had Archos send him new
> batteries free of charge after they had worn out, under the warranty.
> End of Rockbox-Part.
> Archos-Part:
> Refer to the user manual to identify the battery covers. There are two
> curve-shaped plastics battery covers. They are located on each side of
> the display face plate. The battery covers on the Jukebox can be
> removed by inserting a small screwdriver into the small rectangular
> holes at the top of the battery covers along the edge between the
> cover itself and the center faceplate.
> End of Archos Part.
> ~lImbus
Received on 2006-03-13

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