FS#9984 - H120 hangs on battery low if power adapter is connected

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Naveen N Rao (naveen) - Thursday, 05 March 2009, 12:28 GMT
Last edited by Frank Gevaerts (fg) - Thursday, 17 December 2009, 22:33 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Battery/Charging
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Iriver H100 series
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


An old issue that persists is the inability of rockbox to properly detect the battery charge remaining in iHP-120. Or, perhaps my battery is wearing out (5 years now!). Either way, setting battery level to the lowest setting still does not switch off the player on low battery.

I am ok with that issue - I can manually switch off the player on low battery - that works. However, this next issue is annoying. When the battery gets really low, rockbox is unable to read files and music playback stops. In such a case, if I connect the power adapter, I expect rockbox to continue playing the song. But, it hangs the player completely. None of the buttons do anything except bring on/off the backlight! I have to remove the power adapter and wait for the player to switch off (or reset it with a pin I don't have).

Looks like there is a race here somewhere. I am not on the latest level - I am on v3.0, I believe. I'll confirm that.

- Naveen
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Closed by  Frank Gevaerts (fg)
Thursday, 17 December 2009, 22:33 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Additional comments about closing:  Nine months should be enough to install a current build
Comment by Naveen N Rao (naveen) - Thursday, 05 March 2009, 15:09 GMT
Using Rockbox r19569-081223. I am now updating to the latest daily build.

- Naveen