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Subject: Re: Archos frustrations

Re: Archos frustrations

From: Tom Cole <>
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 17:09:45 +1300

If you are addressing this question to me, Glen, my version 2.5.1
includes a fix for a 2.5 charging problem. This fix was included into
the CVS at a later date.

On my Recorder using Rockbox 2.5.1 I get around 10 hours of playback
from a charge. I am using the original batteries that came with my

On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 20:56:14 -0500, "Glenn at home"
<> wrote:

>Will this address a charging problem with a V1?
>A friend has a V1 that will not stay charged for more than a day and a half.
>He wanted me to ask, but it looks like it does, based on the info in the
>From: "Bluechip" <>
>To: "Rockbox" <>
>Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 5:32 PM
>Subject: Re: Archos frustrations
>At 22:24 05/10/2006, you wrote:
>>On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 11:22:49 -0400, "Erin M. Chaves"
>><> wrote:
>> >Hello all,
>> >
>> >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 hav!
>> e 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!
>> >
>> >Erin
>>We have had two Archos V1 recorders in our family. Mine still works
>>fine, but my wife's had problems with the buttons sometimes being
>>mis-read by the software. For instance the Up button would sometimes act
>>as though F1, F2, or F3 had been pushed (usually F2), and other buttons
>>sometimes acted weirdly as well. This sounds like it might be your
>>problem - You press Up, but it takes you into the F2 menu and subsequent
>>key presses change the F2 options.
>>I made a private build of Rockbox based on the official v2.5 to try and
>>avoid some of these problems, where all keys have to be held a little
>>longer to register.
>>I called this build v2.5.1 and have made it available on the Rockbox web
>>site at
>>If you want to try this build, you will see that it includes a number of
>>other enhancements, some of which will aid a blind user. Another
>>enhancement is an improved battery charging algorithm, so you may be
>>able to resurrect your V1 Recorder!
>>Hope this helps
>Re: Your wife's AJB.
>It's been a long time, but iirc the keys are read as an analogue value.
>You may only need to tweak the values to fix the keys problem.
>I hope I'm not thinking of something else.
>If I am, I'm sure Jens or Linus will stand me corrected :)
Received on 2006-10-06

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