Hello, my archos went strange the other day, it just cut out when i was playing my music, i tried to turn it back on and the screen was just white nothing on it at all, iv tried charging it and leaving it a day then trying to turn it on but still no luck its still white, it doesnt even seem like its loading nemore! i really hope you can help me it has my holiday memories on there and i havent a back up
thank you x
I had this problem. I was mad. What I do now is not a "fix", it is a workaround. I hold the machine facing me, like I am watching it. I then twist it torsionally, top left corner away, bottom right corner toward me.
It's like there is a crack in the circuit board or something. That works.
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Yes i know syncing is the easiest way to hook up archos to download files have you tried manually like drop & drag the files into the video folders? Some video formats work even in the new archos series some don't & you have to buy plugins. I personally didn't like using windows media player it reminds me too much of itunes Baszman
Check to make sure all of the configuration on the AV 500 are as they should be. If they are you are looking at a defective unit (might be hardware based) if it is I would suggest that is you do not have a background in electronics to take the unit to a repair shop. If you do have experience you will need the following items:
A schematic diagram of the AV 500
A Multimeter to measure the voltages at test points of the AV 500
An Oscilloscope to measure the signals and levels at test points of the AV 500
if you have these pieces of equipment then you will want to start your test at the dectector stage (this is where video and audio are separated from the IF which is derivied from the RF so if you have video and audio at this point you know the input RF-IF-detector stages are working.
Now based on your troubleshooting you inputted signal at the video processor by using the the video inputs, so from this I am going to take a stab at saying the problem more then likely would be located in the stages at and after the video processor stage (since in this case no signal may mean no video signal as opposed to no RF signal).
Hi, my archos does the exact same thing, however, when I press on, it turns on, then I hear a "click" and it turns itself off. Only when I have the charger plug in does the archos logo continue to remain on the screen. Did you find out what our problem is?