FS#7672 - Volume gets louder then power cut. Battery shows no charge, but is ok.

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Paul (Beefcake) - Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 09:22 GMT
Last edited by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Thursday, 17 December 2009, 23:15 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Battery/Charging
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iriver H10
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Version 3.1
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


iRiver H10 20Gb
Using the player as per normal, no interaction at all and within about 10-20min of playing the volume gets louder and louder and louder, then the power cuts out showing no battery life. Turn the player back on immediately and reports no battery life and powers straight off. Either I let it sit for a few min or use the reset switch a couple of times it will then power on and continue to play.
This only happens on the Rockbox software, iRiver software works 100%. Battery life is fine, no dramas. The battery is reported at 1550mAh.
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Closed by  Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon)
Thursday, 17 December 2009, 23:15 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Comment by Mordecai Adler (Adler) - Thursday, 06 September 2007, 19:08 GMT
I have the same problem, however ive never had the player power off, the volume just gets progressively louder... Even if the hold button is on. I was in chat discussing the problem and someone told me that the rockboxed iriver performs badly when the battery is low. Regardless, this is a serious annoyance.
Comment by Chris J (weedman) - Saturday, 13 October 2007, 05:15 GMT
Same here. However, the symptoms are a little different. I first noticed this issue when I plugged my H10 in to get it charging (via USB), because it was flat, but it ends up that it started at '40' and counted down to 0, and then it appeared to start charging. It got up to 60-70 before it appeared to stop charging. Rebooted it, and it refused to boot due to low battery. It doesn't appear to be charging anymore.

Left for a while charging, then proceeded to use it. But the volume kept on going up, it was uncontrollable.

I only noticed this yesterday, I updated it not 3 days ago. I think that the builds following July onwards might have this issue, but I can't be sure.
Comment by Chris J (weedman) - Saturday, 13 October 2007, 05:52 GMT
Actually, I just tried my H10 with a build from February this year. Same symptom.

Damaged hardware? corrupt partition?

In any case, ONLY the OF will charge it. Rockbox appears to discharge it still.
Comment by Chris J (weedman) - Friday, 03 October 2008, 09:52 GMT
I haven't been able to reproduce this since sometime earlier this year. On those occasions, I think the player overheated and produced these symptoms.

I'm using the daily build from the 8th of August 2008 currently, and it doesn't show this problem.
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Thursday, 11 December 2008, 03:49 GMT
Has this happened since?
Comment by Nicolas Bigaouette (nbigaouette) - Sunday, 18 January 2009, 17:33 GMT
It happened to me during the Christmas hollidays with a build from this fall.
Comment by Chris (mastermind989) - Thursday, 19 March 2009, 16:54 GMT
I've had this problem for a while now, but it seems to have increased lately. Just about every time I use my player, I get this problem (even after a full charge). I wouldn't mind it as much if the volume didn't rise all the way--that is so annoying!
In the past, this problem was increased when I charged the player via usb, but now I get this problem every time no matter how I charge it.
Comment by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Thursday, 17 December 2009, 23:06 GMT
I don't suppose this fixed itself has it?
to be able to do anything we reallly need more information
Comment by Nicolas Bigaouette (nbigaouette) - Thursday, 17 December 2009, 23:11 GMT
It's been a while since I had that problem... Indeed, I think it did not happened since my last comment. The player ran out of battery while playing once or twice since then, without the problem. I'm using a build from last week.
Comment by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Thursday, 17 December 2009, 23:15 GMT
ok, I'll close then. please let us know if it happens again