I just got this maybe a year ago, but i've only used it maybe 3 times. When I turn it on, it stays on for like 3 seconds, and then says shutting down. It's plugged up to my computer charging, so it shouldn't be the battery. Help!
The solution is found! There's no need to format your HDD So. - Unplug the battery; - Press and hold the reset button for 20-25 sec; - Put the battery back to it's place; - Charge your device (when you plug the cable in, it turns on (note that a blinking lightning icon appears on the charging indicator), then it turns off with it's "shutting down" message, dont pay attention on this, just let it charge for about 10-15 minutes (note that the CHG bulb won't be lit)); - Turn on your device. The CHG bulb is lit, Archos doesn't shut down - Enjoy
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If you have not yet gotten a solution. Maybe you turned on the hold mode by accident, which you should check. This would eliminate the shut off. You can also if possible, backup your music while the device is pluged into your computer and reset it. At times, these little device malfunction because of moisture etc.
Try these steps, if they aren't of any help, you may have to have the vendor replace your mp3 player.
SOLUTION 1 - Reset the device. 1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds. 2. Release the Power/Menu button. 3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.
SOLUTION 2 - Power cycle the device.
STEP 1 - Remove the battery
STEP 2 - Power cycle the player 1. Connect the device to the PC. 2. Leave the device connected for about 2 minutes.
STEP 3 - Turn on the device 1. Disconnect the player from the PC. 2. Insert a fresh AAA battery into the player. 3. Turn on the player.
I used to own this mp3 and have had it for many years and it has froze up a few times but not like you describe it.
I can answer 2 and 3 2. I dont know what DSP stands for but it optimizes the sound for the genre you select. I personally liked the Rock DSP because it raises the bass. 3. Mode changes the playback mode dice is the shuffle and the circle thingy is if you have like 1 or 2 songs on it and don't want to keep pressing play after its done it automatically keeps playing until the battery dies. I personally don't use the circle mode because if you accidentally leave it on in that mode it drains the battery because it doesn't stop playing.
Battery maybe or maybe firmware problem. Try reinstalling the firmware into it using this tool : http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1532
download it, install it. you even have the manual !