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Archos 604 not recognizing DVR Station

All of a sudden my Archos unit is not working with the DVR station. When I attach it to the docking station, it will power on, but after a few seconds the archos shuts off (no power or charge light at all) and when I go to the VideoCorder menu function I get the Archos information screen telling me that the DVR station must be used to access that function. The unit is able to still charge with the USB cable, but is completely unresponsive to the DVR station.  I have reset the Archos unit and turned power to DVR station off and on again.   Any ideas out there on how I can get this working again?

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Re: Archos 604 not recognizing DVR Station

Check the power pack for the DVR station and see if theres a green light still lit. I've had two power packs for the DVR station fail. This will cause the syptoms your seeing.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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