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Archos not recognised by both my computers

I have charged up my archos it works fine I plug in the usb cable into my computer usb slot ( tried front and back) and my computer is not recognising it as a device all my ports are working as they recognise evry other device i connect. I have i dud player? my windows is XP i am following everything that the manual says. I dont want to ring them up as I am in the UK and the support is in the US!

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    I have the 605 wi -fi. for the first two weeks my XP pc worked great downloaded 6.5 Gb music and all was ok. Now pc will not recognize a605

    not found in "my pc" in fact no mention anywhere on pc. If I switch pc on and then plug a605 usb into port i hear a sound as though it has seen it but it is not visable anywhere on the pc.

    I connected to another XP pc, this one recognized it as a605 could read and write to it, also shown in "my pc", within two hours it had disapeared ?

    This is my replacement archos the first behaved in exactly the same way and was replaced under gurantee.

  • CRANKLAB May 14, 2008

    I am having the same problems and I have the latest version of firmware 2.0.10
    on my 605 wifi 160. It pisses me off because this is my first one and I trusted this company hearing good reviews and this happens. I probably have to turn it in I just got it like 3 weeks ago. Any other solutions????

  • sreedevi36 Apr 06, 2009

    How do I update the firmware? I have no wireless internet connection and the laptop is not recognising it.




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As soon as it plugs into the computer your archos will respond on screen usb or charge only

you must press usb connect

your computer may respond then found new hardware

on vista it wants to scan your system on archos
it's not necessary but I do recommend pulling up defrag and defragging archos

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You must update the firmware on the archos.

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