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Read error my archos will turn on but only to th welcome page with the brand name, all it does from them make a clicking noise after 2 miuntes give massage..read access error can't read from hard disk and turn off by it self and its a new i use it twice and i don't know what i have to do..i read every thing about it but notting help and when i bought doe'nt come with A C adapter....thank you if you can help me

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Posted on Aug 07, 2007

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    V. Chris Suehiro Aug 07, 2007

    Hi xxxmo...Your Archos Gmini XS 100 Mp3 Player is charged directly from your computer via USB. If you wish to buy the Optional AC Adapter, you may purchase it directly from Archos by clicking on this URL: http://www.archos.com/products/accessori...
    I suggest that you just visit your local Radio Shack or similar retailer and ask for assistance in purchasing a compatible AC Adapter.

    Did You buy this Player used? If yes, then you might have a faulty Hard Disk, in which case Only Archos may physically repair your Player.

    I will continue in the event that you purchased it New, and are just unfamiliar with it.

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    V. Chris Suehiro Aug 07, 2007

    1) Begin by downloading the Drivers for your computer by clicking on this URL: http://www.archos.com/support/download/d...
    Once the page is loaded, scroll the page down until you see "USB". Click on "Download USB Drivers", and save it to a convenient location on your computer. I suggest you write the location down for easy reference, also ensure that you notate the File Name of the Download for easy reference.

    2) Next, turn on your Archos Player, and connect it to your computer using the USB Cable. Wait for prompts from your computer. If it asks for Drivers, direct it to the location and file/folder that you downloaded in the previous step. If your Player is recognized without any prompts, continue to step 3.

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    V. Chris Suehiro Aug 07, 2007

    3) Click on this URL: http://www.archos.com/support/download/f...
    When the page has completed loading, scroll down the page to "Select Directly Your Product", and within that window, scroll down to, and select Gmini XS 100, and you will be redirected to the Firmware Update Download Page. Read the instructions on that page, and click on "Download Gmini XS 100 OS v 2.2.02"

    Once these steps are successfully completed, your Player and neccessary files for your computer to interact with your player will be up to date.

    If you need a manual for your player, you can download a copy by clicking on the following URL: http://www.archos.com/support/download/m...

    I hope you easily complete the above steps with a successful outcome. Please update your post with your progress or if you have any further questions...good luck my friend.

  • V. Chris Suehiro
    V. Chris Suehiro Aug 14, 2007

    Hi xxxmo...I presume that I have helped you in the proper operation and preparation of your Gmini XS 100 player since there is no indication otherwise...Please click on Solved to close this thread.

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LAST HOPE !!!

ERROR CODE 102!!!
I JUST FOUND OUT THAT I HAD THAT SAME PROBLEM TOO...AND I WAS ABOUT TO THROW IT AWAY OR GIVE IT TO MY WILD CAT TO PLAY WITH !!! BUT!!! HERE IS WHAT I DID FOR MY LAST HOPE IN SOLVING THIS PROBLEM...

FIRST HERE ARE THE DETAILED PROBLEMS I HAD...
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*ERROR SCREEN..."SYSTEM DAMAGE...REPAIR? NO,REPAIR,FORMAT DISK"
*SELECTED ANY OF THE OPTIONS...SAME STUFF...BACK TO THE SCREEN...NEVER ENDING STORY...

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1 DOWNLOAD THE LATEST FIRM FROM WWW.ARCHOS.COM...TO YOUR PC !!

2.AFTER DOWNLOADING THE LATEST FIRM UPDATE TO YOUR PC... PLUG IN YOUR ARCHOS TO YOUR COMPUTER...

3 YOU WILL NOTICE THE ARCHOS IS NOT DETECTED AND YOU ARE IN YOUR SCREEN ERROR STILL...OK...TURN YOUR ARCHOS OFF BY CLICKING ON THE POWER BUTTON FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS OR UNTIL IT TURNS OFF...(NOTHING ON THE SCREEN BUT BLACK...)

4. THEN...WE ARE ABOUT TO TURN IT ON AGAIN...BUT BEFORE THAT... LEAVE ONE FINGER ON YOUR TV/LCD BUTTON PRESSED !!! HERE IS THE SECRET...THEN TURN IT ON !! BUT...DO NOT LET THE TV/LCD BUTTON RELEASED !! IS LIKE YOUR ARE GOING TO PRESS BOTH OF THEM AT THE SAME TIME...AND WAIT FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS...

5. THEN ANOTHER SCREEN WILL APPEAR..SORT OF LIKE...HDD RECOVERY 2...YOU MIGHT WANT TO UNFORTUNATELY FORMAT YOUR DISK...

6. ONCE IT TELLS YOU DONE ! DO NOT PRESS ANY BUTTON... THE PC WOULD NOW RECOGNIZE YOUR ARCHOS...AS A HARD DRIVE..ETC...

7. ONCE IS DETECTED BY YOUR PC...REMEMBER THE FILE YOU DOWNLOAD IT... DRAG IT DOWN TO YOUR ARCHOS..IN THE ROOT SECTION... THAT MEANS...IN NO FOLDERS INSIDE THE ARCHOS...BUT BY ITSELF...JUST LIKE ANY OTHER FILE IN A FLASHDRIVE IF YOU MAY...

8. THEN IT MIGHT ASK YOU AGAIN YOUR PC...YOU WANT TO FORMAT THIS DRIVE...JUST SAY YES....OK...WHATEVER... AND LET IT FORMAT...

9. FINALLY AFTER THE FORMAT SITUATION HAPPENS...YOUR ARCHOS WILL ACCEPT THE FILE...AND IT WILL BE DOWNLOADED AUTOMITICALLY...THEN REOPEN IT TO MAKE SURE IS THERE ALREADY...

10. FOR THE LAST STEP... ENJOY ! MY ARCHOS IS BACK TO NORMAL..IT REBOOT AND EVERYTHING IS FACTORY MADE...HOPE THIS WORK GUYS...AS FOR ME IT DID...
PS. PLEASE BE PATIENT ON THAT OPTION OF THE TV/LCD FOR IT MIGHT NOT WORK RIGHT AWAY...I TRY IT LIKE TWO TIMES BEFORE IT LET ME FORMAT EVERYTHING...BECAUSE YOU MIGHT GET ERROR MESSAGES LIKE..."MEDIA FAILED" ETC... JUST KEEP ON TRYING UNTIL IT ACCEPTS IT.. LET ME KNOW WHAT HAPPENED...

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