Hey, i can't seem to turn on my archos. this is only possible when it the usb cable is connected to either a power source or a computer. even when the battery is completely full, once i unplug the cable, it'll keep playing for a while before completely shutting down and won't turn back on again. please help. i haven't had it more than 6 months.
I have got a solution
connect your archos to the pc and try to put some thing in the reset hole keep trying until you see a white screen you get there 3 options repair disk, do nothing & format disk
choose repair disk and your archos will start up
it worked with my archos
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1. Connect the supplied USB cable to the ARCHOS.
2. Plug the USB end of the cable into your computer.
3. The ARCHOS will turn on and ask you if you want to connect it (Mount) or not. Choose to Mount it.
4. If you choose to just let it charge, you can always drag the top notification bar downwards to reveal the USB notification message and choose to connect.
5. The ARCHOS will appear in your computer's file browser as an external hard drive, ARCHOS (E:) for example.
It is very possible the drivers conflict. You should try uninstalling everything to do with the one you don't want. Then install the drivers/software for the 700. Also what software are you using and what version? Thanks, Lee
Hi, ensure your Archos is already turned on before plugging in the USB cable and select HardDrive Mode on the pop up notice. If this dosn't work, once your Archos is ON and plugged in to your computer, press MENU on your Archos and select USB then HardDrive Mode on the next screen. Hope this helps, Shaz
You should keep your eye on the device after its been plugged to the PC it will give you 2 options "charge" or "usb" you ca not establish a connection without picking usb connection option on the Archos screen when it pops up. If you are doing so and problem still existed then i would recommend you to download the latest windows media player. Because it comes with new devices sync driver update.
What kind of HDD do you have, do you have any type of output on it. You stated that you haven't connected the docking station to it and the TV...? The best thing to do is to connect your Archos to the Docking station. Set the docking station up correctly, with cables coming out of the HDD (if it has some sort of output) to the station and out of the station to your TV. Once you set that up, you can use the Archos as a mini DVR or VCR. Go to the REC option on the main screen of Archos, you'll have an option for Video Recorder (tab on top). If you play any source on the HDD, then all you have to do is press the Rec option on the Archos. If you already have a file on the HDD, then try just moving it over into the Archos once you connect the Docking station to your computer via USB or just use the USB cable connected to the computer with the HDD. I use the USB preference as Windows Media Device. (found under menu/settings/system). Is is basically a HDD itself. Remember the Archos will only play certain videos without the purchase of any extra plugins.
With USB mains charger it takes approx 18 hours for the first ever charge so I would hate to be using the usb to pc to do the same. Once this initial charge is achieved though it will charge by usb to pc as you work even though it does ask "usb connection or Charge"
Are you sure the battery is charged? If so, try detach and retach the battery. Also try to attach to your computer via the usb cable and the 604 should turn on by itself, if nothing happens you need to send back to Archos for repair.