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Subject: Re: Archos FM Recorder - charging problem

Re: Archos FM Recorder - charging problem

From: Neon John <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:12:19 -0400

The battery is a lithium ion affair and is the size of the unit, sandwiched in the
middle. If it hasn't swelled it can be removed from one end. If it has swelled then
rots o ruck! I had a JBRFM burst wide open from a swelling battery. The FM battery
contacts are poor so removing the battery, cleaning them and reinserting might do the

Make SURE that the charger is 6 volts. The JBRV1 charger at 9 volts WILL burn out
the charging circuit. Ask me how I know!

As I recall changing the hard drive involves unsoldering a shield assembly. Not as
easy as on the V1.


On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 18:54:21 +0200, "David" <> wrote:

>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
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Received on 2007-07-11

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