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Subject: Re: more on battery charging issues via USB on H340

Re: more on battery charging issues via USB on H340

From: Sander Sweers <>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 01:43:45 +0200

Mat Mirabella wrote:
> Hi all.
> Ok well now I am finding that my Iriver H340 will not charge via USB
> at all. This is the case no matter wether the battery is flat or not.
> then the battery is still charged enough to use the unit but i want
> to charge via USB, it goes into "connect" mode no matter whether i
> hold REC or not. SO perhaps I am doing something wrong.
> Can someone post the correct instructions for how you force the H340
> into charge mode via USB? I want to know how this is meant to be done
> so I can be sure I am not doing the wrong thing. Does rockbox itself
> have anything to do with USB charging? I used to charge this device
> via USB but always with the Iriver "Charging" logo, which suggests
> that it was operating inside the Iriver firmware, not rockbox.
> I wonder if it is charging via USB when you see the message "Booting
> USB mode" in rockbox...
> If I insert the USB cable into the player on starting it up but do not
> hold REC down long enough to cause it to boot into the Iriver
> firmware, i do get a rockbox message that sits in the centre of the
> screen saying "Booting USB mode". That message sits on the screen,
> nothing else happens, and the unit does not connect to the PC in the
> usual way via USB. Does this mean it is charging via USB at that
> stage? If so, the message is not very informative.
> Any thoughts on this? I wonder... should I be posting my battery
> charging queries to the rockbox dev list rather than the user list?
> (considering that perhaps I am also asking for something to be added
> to the manual on how to actually use the battery charging options....
> and also perhaps options in rockbox to set the unit to force into USB
> charge vs force into connect mode etc.).
> Mat.

Charging via USB is not implemented yet in Rockbox. There is a patch in
the patch tracker that will add this but it has yet to be committed. If
you need charging go into the Iriver firmware or apply the patch.


PS: I Am using it and works great.
Received on 2006-10-10

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