FS#4762 - Random resets when playing while plugged in (USB)

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Kevin Fisher (kgf) - Friday, 03 March 2006, 20:01 GMT
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Saturday, 29 September 2007, 07:44 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Music playback
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod 5G
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Version 3.1
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



I notice that if I start my 5G iPod Video (booting into rockbox), and then plug in the USB cable (holding down the Menu button) and start playing music, eventually the device will suddenly stop, reset, and try to connect to the host machine (Win XP in this case).
Closed by  Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother)
Saturday, 29 September 2007, 07:44 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Additional comments about closing:  sounds like the bug that was fixed with  FS#7691  and no response from reporter.
Comment by Kevin Fisher (kgf) - Monday, 06 March 2006, 15:26 GMT
A little more investigation seems to indicate that the reset only happens after the battery has been fully charged. For example, if the battery is not at 100% and I plug in the USB cable (holding Menu), I can happily play music without problems. When the battery reaches a full charge however, that's when the device starts periodically resetting itself (as long as it remains plugged into the USB cable).
Comment by The Doctor What (docwhat) - Monday, 16 October 2006, 13:10 GMT
I get a very similar behaviour with my iPod Mini (2gen);
When plugged into the USB power brick-thingy it does the following steps in a tight loop:
* powers up
* boot screen
* RockBox splash screen
* Shows the files screen for a second
* Shows something that looks like a USB or Firewire symbol
* Powers off with a horrible sound from the harddrive

I wonder if this has anything to do with bug

Comment by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 12:24 GMT
Kevin - is this still happening with the latest bootloader and build?
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Wednesday, 09 May 2007, 22:41 GMT
just stumbled upon this and can confirm that this is still an issue: sometimes my mini reboots into usb mode even when holding down the Menu button while inserting the usb cable. It usually happens within a couple of seconds and doesn't happen until I let go of the Menu button (when holding it down several seconds to check ...)
The charger symbol appears immediately in the status bar, so the power itself is detected.
Comment by Matt (mattandme) - Saturday, 16 June 2007, 19:46 GMT
that title is very misleading when nothing is playing.

although, i have a similar problem, my iPod will work until playback of a song. it'll play a few seconds, and then it will either crash or give me an error...
Comment by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Sunday, 02 September 2007, 11:10 GMT
souns like the bug which  FS#7691  fixes, please try it out and let us know.