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Subject: Re: 5.5G iPod shutdown confusing the boot code?

Re: 5.5G iPod shutdown confusing the boot code?

From: Boris Gjenero <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 16:45:57 -0500

Alex Bennee wrote:
> Hi,
> I've noticed that sometimes when Rockbox shuts down it leave the boot
> code confused as to the charge state of the battery. The iPod will
> refuse to boot with the usual Menu key and when plugged in to the USB
> reports very low battery. Once I give it the two finger salute and
> reboot into Rockbox everything is fine.
> Has anyone else seen this behaviour before?

Yes, I've encountered this behaviour, and I've read about it before in
the forums. When this happens, I often see a very brief flash of the
low battery icon.

I used to think it had something to do with low temperatures or low
states of charge, but it also happens at room temperature with a full
battery. Sometimes I've thought it had to do with turning on very soon
after the iPod was turned off, but I've also seen it after long off times.

Even plugging in a FireWire charger doesn't wake the iPod. I don't
understand how the iPod is able to get into this state. I wonder if the
iPod wakes up after the charger has been plugged in for a while.

I don't think I've ever seen this with OF, even when waking from
hibernate. However, I've used Rockbox a lot more.

Received on 2009-02-27

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