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Archos AV400 Power Adapter

Hi I bought my Archos AV400 (100GB) back in 2005. I lost my AC/DC Adapter (Charger). I've looked everywhere and cannot find a replacement. The nearest I've got to is a charger from Jaycar 5V 1AMP for $18 Australian. Would this suffice?


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What kinda of charger can i use for an archos av400 can i get one at radioshack?

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5volts dc the attatched plug (cylindrical) has + pos inside,
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I have a archos av400 and it is coming on read access error can't read from hard drive please help

If it is a av400 series
plug it into the computer and attempt to format it.
If it fails its a very high probability the hard drive has failed.
there is a slight possibility its the ribbon cable that connects the drive to the main board or the controller in the archos so I would check the drive after removal and prior to buying a new one.
this can be done in a usb caddy or with a 3.5" to 2.5" converter (about $5 on ebay) letting you put the drive in a PC for testing.

If its above 40gb any 2.5" laptop drive upto 100gb can be fitted.
If its a 20gb you need a single platter 1.8" ata drive

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Compact Flash Card Problem

yes the av100 series can read any memory card. you will need an adapter a little like a card reader but with a cf connection to plug into the archos, archos make one but any will do for example this one (picked at random)

regarding your fault, I'm not necessarily saying this has happened to yours but its a relatively common problem.
I would upgrade the firmware and try as many cards as you can.

To see if it is a mechanical fault (board flexing and causing the problem apposed to the card drawing too much power or the hard drive drawing too much power as they tend to do when getting old and the memory card pushing it over the edge) with the board insert the card first then power up the archos and see if you have a greater success

I have never seen this problem specifically but I have seen many of the high capacity av400 mother boards develop bad contacts which cause it to shut down. It often happens after a battery has failed (which usually means its swollen and bent the mother board) with the higher power requirements (of the higher capacity models over the 20gb version) they also run far hotter which could also contribute to mother board failure.

So if its happening on all your cards not just one it very much sounds like the mother board is flexing as you insert it and causing a problem or the hard drive may be on its way out. I would check the battery for swelling, although it may be a bit late for this one if it has already. I have spent many hours re-soldering these boards (I've many in the scrap bin) and never managed to recover one.

Give me a shout if you need any further help
best of luck

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Archos have suport for only few video archive type (Avi Simple, XVID, DIVX, MP4) but not much.

I suggest you visit the web page of Archos and download last update for you.

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Probably a bad connection from the drop, or one of the ribbons has gotten loose. The only way to tell, is to open up the player and examine it and look for damage.

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