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Internet access Well finally i managed to get my plug ins on my computer and ready to load but when i connect the archos to the pc notheing seems to happen ie no recognition of the added hardware on the computer ; any ideas what i do from here ; had the thing two weeks and not getting very far with it

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  • finochops Jan 03, 2008

    firmware is updated as far as i know _ problem is in finding hardware on my new pc _ shows as hardware found but how do i then find archos on the pc ; is it via control panel?

    also when i attach usb i am asked to enable usb and when picking yes it then asks for a parental coded number which i havent set up and so dont know ; ps am of voting age

    pc is brand spanking new acer media centre

    god help when i want to download video from pc!!

  • finochops Jan 04, 2008

    which button ? the on _ off button

  • finochops Jan 04, 2008

    cant find any code numbers on my emails from archos confirming plug ins

  • finochops Jan 07, 2008

    sent an email to archos ; they replied back with a link to a website which didnt work ; back to square 1 ; plugs are on my 2 pcs ; if i switch on archos and attache usb nothing happens at all

  • finochops Jan 09, 2008

    nothing happens - i will try usb at back of computer now in case that helps

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  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 03, 2008
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    Damen Wong Jan 03, 2008

    Did you install the plug in on your unit?







    How to install a plug-in.






    1. Save the plug-in.
    Generation 4:

    Save the attached zipped file (type .zip) to a convenient place on your PC, such as the desktop, and un-zip it. This will give you a folder with the plug-in inside of it. Keep this folder and plug-in just in case you need to re-install it at a later date. If you bought more than one plug-in, you will have to install one after the other, not both at the same time.
    Generation 5:
    Save plug-in file (type .aos) to a convenient place on your PC, such as the desktop.

    2. Connect your Archos device to your computer.
    Using the ARCHOS USB cable, plug your Archos device into your computer and connect in "PC Hard Drive Mode". Double click to open the Archos 'hard drive' (your Computer sees the Archos device as if it were an external hard drive).

    3. Copy the plug-in onto the Archos.
    Copy and paste the plug-in (type .aas) onto the Archos device, but not into any specific folder (this is called the root level).

    4. Activate the plug-in.
    Safely disconnect your ARCHOS device from the computer by using the green disconnect arrow icon in the system tray and then unplug the USB cable. Your ARCHOS device will automatically start the update. You will be prompted to re-plug in the USB cable in order to power the device during the update process. The update will take about one minute. Do not unplug the USB cable powering the device during the update as this could potentially render your device unusable.

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 03, 2008

    Here are lots of How to do Guides guides (look under Generation 5)



    http://www.archos.com/support/support_te...


  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 04, 2008

    Hi,



    Did you try master reseting the unit?



    resetting your AR CHOS

    In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does not respond anymore, try to reset

    it: press the button for 15 seconds (the ARCHOS will shut down completely)

    and turn it on as usual.

    If this does not work, you can also press the “master reset” button.

    You can use the end of a paper clip to press the button in the hole.

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 04, 2008

    No, there is a button on the back corner.

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 04, 2008

    Did u manage to reset the unit?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 07, 2008

    When you attach it absolutely nothing happens? No pop ups or messages of any sort?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 09, 2008

    Ok, let mw know what happens.

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Please tell problem more in detail

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Jan 03, 2008

    did you connect the player when it was powerd ON? only then it will get detected

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jan 03, 2008

    note secon point in this link. read the note there. tell me if you have done everything as it is said there.

    here is the link again

    reply me what you do

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jan 03, 2008

    first update the driver software.

    then see if it works. then update the firmware as our fellow expert said.

    now even after this it is not detecting means.

    after inserting it in POWER ON mode restart the system. it must show as a drive on your system.

    even if it is not working i think it must be some problem with your PC.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jan 04, 2008

    Once you buy the plug-in, you get a code that you type in to the 605 to unlock it.


    i think of two possiblities of getting it as a drive in your system.
    1>>find the code for parental lock from the plugin provider and unlock it.
    2>>eve after unlocking it there is no detection of it as a drive means. connect it and restart the system

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jan 05, 2008

    you must have got the code from the mail in which you got your plugins
    if not mail him and ask for it.
    you need to get the code along with the plugins

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jan 08, 2008

    ooops this is really very bad. there is something very bad with the unit. if the device is connected at least do you get as "some hard ware detected?"
    if you are not getting even that message then there is some problem with your device.
    yes now the problem will go like this. the device is getting ready for connection with the PC. but that parental code kind of stuff is not allowing it to connect with the PC. its correct. only after you clear that stage you will get the device connected in your PC.
    and so you first try to unlock it. and as far as i read every where over net i read that they will send the code with the mail itself.
    that will be the last option i think.
    thank you.

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