Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: charging the ipod video
Re: charging the ipod video
From: Bob Jonkman <bjonkman_at_sobac.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 01:30:20 -0500
This is what Jack Zhou <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se> said
about "Re: charging the ipod video" on 24 Jan 2007 at 20:48
> lol ok I use Apple's firmware to charge.
Me too. It seems to charge faster, more thoroughly, and holds the charge longer.
(iPod Mini 1st Gen, with fading battery capacity)
What sort of software control do Rockbox and iPod firmware have over battery charging?
> On 1/24/07, Jean-Philippe Monteiro <joaophilippe.mb.monteiro_at_gmail.com>
> > On Thursday 25 January 2007 10:57, Jack Zhou wrote:
> > > Well you can charge it from a wall outlet if you have a USB adapter.
> > >
> > There's kind of a bug there: in a wall outlet, the iPod believes USB's
> > being
> > active, so switch to usb mode, then realize nothing's coming, and
> > reboot...
> > to realize there's usb plugged in, so enter usb mode again, but then...
> > And
> > so on & forever.
> > This, if you switched rockbox off to recharge. Workaround is Not to switch
> > off, and plug to the wall while holding "menu" key pressed, so it does not
> > switches mode.
> > I use a JBL sort of iPodBase loudspeaker set to recharge at night, spare
> > me
> > the hassle of switching it to the laptop when I don't need to work the
> > files
> > on it. Can't switch it completely off though, has to stay "on".
> > Jean-Philippe.
> > SuSE93 Linux Kernell 220.127.116.11-21.14 KDE 3.4.0 Kontact 1.1 Kmail 1.8
> > PHNOM PENH - CAMBODIA
> Jack Zhou
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