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Subject: Re: Archos frustrations

Re: Archos frustrations

From: Glenn at home <>
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 10:50:33 -0500

Not an old battery, he wrote:
Hi, the batteries are new, I've even used two sets of batteries in it. If I
charge it, I can use it for at least eight hours, but if I leave it turned
off for more then a day, the batteries die. Tom.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bluechip" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 8:01 PM
Subject: Re: Archos frustrations

">A friend has a V1 that will not stay charged for more than a day and a

This has GOT to be an old-battery
problem. Rechargeable batteries have a
lifetime. When I had this problem (and several
werid 'I thought it was Rockbox' problems (such
as *weird* skipping errors) - but I was wrong) I
did faaar too much research and eventually bought
some "Energiser 2500 mAh" batteries from Dixons
(a UK high street store) ...They are FANTASTIC
batteries - and what's more, I have read
innumerous similar good reviews SINCE my
purchase. I think I paid 20 for them, that got
me 4 batteries and a charger which had a mains
AND car charger fitting (My gf had the charger
for her camera) ...the charger has also rated
"very well" in charger reviews, but in fairness a
"great" charger is a VERY expensive seperate purchase.


At 05:09 06/10/2006, you wrote:
>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
> >message.
> >
> >Glenn
> >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
> >>Tom
> >
> >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 :)
> >
> >BC
Received on 2006-10-07

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