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Subject: Re: Archos frustrations

Re: Archos frustrations

From: Pieter Bos <>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 20:28:12 +0200

"Manuel Dejonghe" <> wrote in message
> On 10/5/06, Erin M. Chaves <> wrote:
>> Just curious if this has happened to anyone who owns or has owned one of
>> the
>> Archos models. This last spring, a friend of mine got me an Archos
>> Jukebox
>> Recorder from EBay. I was when I first began using Rockbox. The Jukebox
>> worked cwell enough, but sometimes the settings would change by
>> themselves.
>> This would happen while I was pressing either the up/down or the
>> previous/next buttons. I would always know when something wasn't right,
>> because I couldn't change the volume, change the track, or even pause
>> until
>> I stopped the unit. Everything would work fine after I resumed playing
>> except for the fact that repeat would suddenly be on, or "showed files"
>> option had been set to display all. Eventually this Archos had battery
>> issues, so I bought an FM recorder on EBay. It was barely used so it was
>> in
>> excellent condition, and I really like it! But, now I'm having the same
>> problem. I'll be using the volume buttons, and all of the sudden, the
>> keys
>> seem to lock up. Then I have to stop and see what has been changed. So
>> weird! I'm blind, so I can't see what is on the screen, and every time
>> it
>> happens, no one is around to ask.
>> I know that was very lengthy, but have any of you seen this? Does any of
>> what I'm saying make sense? If this happens with every Archos model,
>> screw
>> it. I'll save up for an iPod!

There is a key lock function in rockbox. It should lock all keys when you
press F1 and down at the same time (for my ondio, hold mode and down). You
might have accidentally done just that, but it doesn't explain the settings
that have changed. You also might have accidentally entered the menu - as
far as i know the archos units don't talk when you enter the menu when it's
playing music at the same time so there would be no voice response and you
would be changing settings without knowing....

Of course, it could be that you didn't and that there's just something
broken, but i've never seen this on my archos ondio.

Received on 2006-10-05

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