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Archos 605 wifi 4gb DVR issue

I also uploaded the firmware version 1.7.13 but it caused a multitude of problems. The first was the batteryappeared to not charge. This caused the unit to power down. The main problem was the DVR would not update. It caused the scheduler to reset. The date in the system changed to a defauklt date of 1/1/07. Usually there would be three tabs for the DVR function: The Scheduler tab which shows the TV listings, The record tab which shows the program set to record, and the Video tab which shows the actuall video of the program being recorded. After the update the third video tab does not appear at all. Also the unit will not toggle between the TV screen and the unit screen. Ive reset the device by using the power and TV/LOCK buttons.This didnt work. The unit was sent in for service. I was sent a brand new device, which is doing the exact same things. It is even exhibiting more unusual behavior regarding the SD cards. Just today it wiped out the existing info on the card and rewrote the video, music, picture and system folders onto the card. The time also will not "sync" automatically and needs to be reset manually every few times I recharge the unit on the DVR docking station. I am toying with the idea of perfoming a full format of the harddrive and reinstalling an older firmware.

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  • Thumpermcgee Feb 05, 2008

    Actually both units they sent came fully powered, and I had the original unit for almost a month before I downloaded 1.7.13 and experienced problems.

  • orangefavor May 26, 2008

    exact the same problem as yours. My battery is fully charged. but when i connected my archos 605 (power off) to the DVR station (power on), it shuts down due to low battery. And i only have two tabs in the record menu.

    Need your help!!


  • scissorfight Oct 24, 2008

    I have a 605 wifi and after a firmware update the unit seems to not take a charge. Battery worked great before the update. Hours of use. Once the firmware was updated the battery only holds a charge for a couple of minutes at first and now seconds. This was an overnight change. Talked to tech support and they say send it in out of warranty. Unsure if it is worth paying to repair.

    I connect the unit to DVR now and will not run...even while docked. Should a unit with a non working battery function while docked?



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The power is low because you did the
same thing as me not chargeing it before you turn it on first

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