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Charging hi i opened my brand new archos 605 wifi and turned it on streigth away without reading the instructions. now i no you are supposed to fully charge it before turning it on. now when i fully charge the battery it dies within like 30 mins. have i broke it? is there any way to fix this? plz help me

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Re: charging

I have mine now andi only get 10 seconds max from like30h chargeing time,and yes the chargeing light flashs to show it is fully charged

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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I think there is a fundamental problem with the battery on more recent versions of the Archos media player. I too had similar problems and returned my player after a few days. Battery life was 2.5 hrs max. My replacement player has exactly the same problem. I have now purchased a stand alone charger from Maplin which has reduced charging times to a few hours but battery life is no better

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Re: charging

I only got it 2 days ago so, i will take it back and get it changed ,

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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Re: charging

Look i have the same problem it taks so mush time to charge
it and you can onliy play with it like in a 1:00 hour only what it worng

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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