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I bought an archos 5 media tablet second hand. It came with a mini dock but no usb cable, so I bought one of them brand new. The problem I'm having is I can't get my computer to recognise the archos device. I tried connecting via the dock and the usb, back and front of the pc and also via a hub but to no avail. Is there a solution?

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  • jacquelin90 Mar 20, 2011

    My archos is generation 6 (archos 5 media table). When I plug the device into the computer it does not appear in "my computer" or windows media player. It is not recognised at all.

  • jacquelin90 Mar 20, 2011

    The menu options are menu>tools>settings>storage> then gives a usb preference for pc hard drive, pc hard drive (auto-arclib), or wmp.

  • jacquelin90 Mar 20, 2011

    It's an idea- the only thing is I don't have wireless broadband. I'll have to see what else there is.

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Turn on your ARCHOS device and verify that the USB setting is set to "Mobile Media Device (MTP)". Check this at (Menu > Settings > Device Storage & USB connection > USB connection mode.

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    Once the cable is connected, select "Mount" on your Archos and wait a few seconds for the ARCHOS to be detected by the computer.

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    If you can't connect your Archos device via usb cable you could try to connect it wired.
    From the Home screen, select the "Enable WiFi" menu item . Your device will scan
    for available WiFi networks

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    Or you can remove the memory card and ,using the card reader,you can connect it to your pc an transfer any files you want on the mini or micro SD,insert it back to Archos device.

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Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. If you want to connect the archos 5 to your computer you just need to connect the archos directly to the computer without the docking station. I have attach the Manual of your archos 5 so that you will know how to use the function and how to transfer files from PC to archos and Vice Versa. Please refer to page 54 Connecting archos to Computer.

Mini Dock is used to charge archos and to view image on your TV.

archos 5 Manual

Underneath the device you have 2 rectangular ports the smaller one is the usb port.

If you have questions please let me know. Thanks for using Fixya

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

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    Rofel Lantican Mar 20, 2011

    Hi - Did you connect your archos to the computer directly without using the dock? The manual supports your version of Archos. Did you see that the there's a removable device icon the system tray?

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    Rofel Lantican Mar 20, 2011

    Try to browse the manual

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    Rofel Lantican Mar 20, 2011

    Try to browse the manual

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    Rofel Lantican Mar 20, 2011

    Hi,



    This the the Manual for you Archos. Refer to page 46



    Archos 6 Manual







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    Rofel Lantican Mar 20, 2011

    You should use the right cable for your computer to detect it. You dont need to use the docking station for your archos to be detected by the computer

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    Rofel Lantican Mar 20, 2011

    You dont need a wireless broadband you just need to connect the the archos to the computer. Wireless conection is for you to browse the internet using archos but if you want to transfer or connect the archos to hte computer you need to connect a compatible usb cable to the archos from the computer. See image above

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