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Battery problem I have had my Archos 604 wifi for 10 months and hardly use it. Normally it sits in the cradle which I believe keeps it ready for use. I took it with me recently when I went abroad and turned it on at the airport. The battery only lasted for 25mins (not enough to even see 1 programme). The battery should have been fully charged. Is the Archos faulty, or is the battery faulty? Am I doing something wrong in leaving it docked in the cradle until I want to use it? What should I do, buy a new battery?

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Re: Battery problem

I have a an archos 404. i charged it recently and i unplugged and left it on my desk. after like a week or two, when i turned it on, it turned on and played 10 seconds music and it shut down back again.

To my knowledge, the clock and date system for archos still runs at high power even if it's turned off, therefore, the battery drains out slowly and like mine, finishes up in two weeks. this is so dumb interms of technology features in archos systems.

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Re: Battery problem

I might have got this wrong but i thought there a fix you could download from the Archos site,i had the same problem with my mate's one only got to watch 1 and a half episode of the tv series of Heroes,i also ordered a battery type charger that could give it up to 2-3 charges while you travel.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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