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Archos 605 Dock station won't work with TV anymore

HI--
I recently got an ARCHOS 605 30gb and I have watched a couple movies thru the TV in the past. After a couple weeks without using it, it suddenly won't work. And it stayed hooked up and on the dock the whole time. It will work out of the dock, I just can't get anything to the TV anymore while docked. It's like there is no output from the dock to the TV. Yes, I did all the simple stuff like making sure the cables are attached. I also tried it on a different TV. No luck making it work. Can anyone help?
Thanks,
Kevin

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  • kryzitapop Feb 08, 2009

    My Archos 605 Docking Station suddenly won't display to the television. I've checked the display option on the Archos and it is in the correct mode. The av wires are all connected correctly. I don't know what brought on this problem, as the device has been working fine and the last time I used the Dock it work as well. It is a sudden, disturbing problem. Please advise.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    Same problem and spoke to Support in Archos. I have to send device and docking station to them to get fixedall

  • notArchosFan Apr 15, 2009

    I have the EXACT same problem except with the 605 80gb - one minute I'm watching a movie and the next minute my TV is telling me there is no signal coming from the docking station. Tried plugging it into different TV sets but same problem. I tried 2 specific things to solve this: (1) Bought a brand new docking station to test out if that was the problem - still no luck & (2) Sent media player to Archos Repair and just got it back - still no luck! Don't know what else to do but complain to Archos AGAIN about the same problem AGAIN! (And yes my connections are correct - it isn't hard to connect directly to the TV - and yes my output settings are correct - I even cycled through all of the connection types like composite, component, RGB, s-video just in case they were mapped incorrectly but still no luck). This is frustrating - glad to know other people have the same problem!

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Hi have you change the setting to component or rgb on the display settings

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