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Subject: Re: Archos FM Recorder - charging problem

Re: Archos FM Recorder - charging problem

From: David <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 18:54:21 +0200

Ok! Sounds like a good idea. BUt, where is the battery located on the JBRFM?
And how do you get it out. Was an easy go, on the JBR v1, with standard
AA-cells, but the JBRFM has a built-in LIOn battry, as far as I have been
informed. Can
t find the battery oon my unit. Do I have to dismount the whole thing, to
have the battery out, and reinserting it?

THanks for your addvice. Surely, worth a try!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Ervin" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: Archos FM Recorder - charging problem

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David" <>
> To: "RB Maling List" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 7:35 AM
> Subject: Archos FM Recorder - charging problem
> HI, all!
> Yesterday, I received an Archos FM Recorder. When it arrived, it still
> held
> some battery power, enough for me to transfer some music to the unit. Then
> it ran out of power. Well, I thought, no problem, just pllug the charger
> into the wall, and then your new player will be up and running. - That
> s what I thought; but not the unit itself...:)
> I have tested - with a multimeter - that there is power on the charger
> s plug. And, when connedcting the unit to the charger, and pluging in the
> headddset, I can hear a very low hyssing noise. But it seems there is no
> charging power on the battery. Pressing the ON-button, causes the harddisk
> to spin up, and immediately (within 1 sec) spin down, and the unit shots
> itself off. Repeating the activity, results in the unit going on, but the
> harddriveee doesn
> t spin, and the unit shots off immediately. Just when it turns on, I can
> hear two very low beeplike sounds, don
> t know, if that is froom the drive.
> Anyone in here, who could think of any work around? Since it had batteery
> power when arriving, it must have beeen working with charging prior to
> shipping. Is there any chance, for instance, that there is a contact point
> in the unit, that has got a bit bend (through shipping process)? I migh be
> asking foolish, but I find it a bit strange, that the unit stops charging
> all that sudden.
> In the same token: On my old JB recordeer v1, it was a pretty easy go to
> change the hard drive. How complicated is that on the JBRFM? Any good
> advice
> will be mostly welcome, as I want to put in a bigger drive on this unit.
> THanks, everyone!
> ** Hi David,
> I have found that the contacts in the Archos units may not be meeting the
> battery correctly.
> I would certainly try taking out the battery, and re-seating it. Battery
> contacts have been a known problem for these units before. Usually it is
> nothing serious, just a matter of positioning the battery correctly.
> Let's hope that is all it is.
> Glenn
> Enjoy your summerday!
> David
Received on 2007-07-11

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