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Archos AV560 - Not charging

Hi,
I've got an Archos AV560 - just got a new battery for it and tried to charge it....but the device no longer chargers.

I've attached the old (original battery0 to my AV560 and it too now doesn't charge?

The charger has a green light on it to say its on, however the charge light on the device isn't lit, nor is there the squiggly line on the display over the battery strength indicator.

Would appreciate any help?

Thanks

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Charger was failing - tried new charger & it worked

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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This isn't really a good answer but there was an external charger available at one time that was fairly inexpensive. The one I got came from China. http://www.newmp3technology.com/multibox2-700.htm

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If the Usb is not damaged first Try to connect to another mac system and check if it recognises the device...If not the Usb of the device is damaged!!..For your additional information!!..
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its a HDD or OS failure
ull have to ask the company for a replacement if its under the warranty period
make sure to register ur device on the Archos website to get a 'Technical Support Passcode.'call Archos to tell them ur problem and if ur lucky they wud repair it free of charge
if u want to try it urself...i found this one of the forums on the net..
1.remove all the screws, and remove the battery.
2. Remove the hard disk from the player by disconnecting the ribbon connector carefully from the mainboard.
3. Try to startup the player after putting the battery back in place. This time, instead of turning off, the player showed a "cannot read hard disk" error with the option of formatting it. Made me realise that the hard disk was the culprit. However, I had heard the hard disk noises previously, and they sounded fine, so I realised it was a software issue (file system was corrupted)
4. Try to connect it back, same problem as before... Also it is very difficult to first start the player & then connect the hard disk, as the player is designed to shut off in that situation.
5. The best option after this would be to get a drive enclosure designed specifically for 1.8 hitachi hard disks to connect the disk directly to the computer using USB and format it.
6. However since I didn't have a specialised enclosure, I did a lot of trail and error with the player itself (running off mains while connecting the hard disk after starting the player without releasing the power button etc etc etc) which Im sure wasnt too kind on the hard disk, but voila, I managed to start it up fine WITH the hard disk in place without the player turning off using some weird combination of holding down the power button and connecting the ribbon on the bootup screen)
7. After this, he was able to select "format", and the player began working fine he lost all the data on the player itself, but luckily he had backups of everything!

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Jul 16, 2008 | Archos AV 500 400-Hours Video Recorder

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BATTERY CHARGER


Check that the power lead is not faulty a replacement cost $1 or so.

Unfortunately electronic parts like the battery charger can get faulty quite easily.
The part it is not an expensive one, if you order the original from JVC, using the phone number listed on your owner manual, it will cost $80 or so.
Here you get replacements for $15/$20:

Universal AC Power Adapter fro JVC ... $20.00 - 5diamondcamera.com Replacement Camera Battery Charger for ... $14.95 - comptick
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I have found someone who can replace the hard drive al they will need is the serial# from the HD it also depends on the size of memory you have. They will program the HD and send it to you with the instructions ob how to install. I will post here as soon as I receive the new HD back. So Archos lied saying you cannot replace the HD yourself.I will never buy another Archos product again. I have two the AV500 and the 605 wifi which is a joke with all of the Accessories they want you to purchase.I believe they design the products to fail so you would have to purchase their new products and all of the crazt accessories to get it to do what is supposed to do in the first place.Horrible company

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I am from Portugal and i have the same problem in my Archos Av500.
Please, what can i do to resolve this problem ?

e-mail: cba_577@hotmail.com

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Not sure if this is a solution for you. I had a problem with the DC power input jack on the player going bad. The batteries would no longer charge. I bought an extra battery and a USB charger from ebay. Now I'm good for two battery cycles and it works again. Although it will never charge it's own batteries or work off of AC power it does still work.

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Hi, my archos does the exact same thing, however, when I press on, it turns on, then I hear a "click" and it turns itself off. Only when I have the charger plug in does the archos logo continue to remain on the screen. Did you find out what our problem is?

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