CHARGING LIGHT DOESN'T COME ON WHEN THE DEVICE IS ON THE DOCKING STATION
WHEN I PLUG THE ARCHOS INTO THE PC IT CHARGES UP AND THE CHARGING LIGHT COMES ON. BUT WHEN I CONNECT IT TO THE DOCKING STATION IT DOESNT COME ON AND CHARGE THE DEVICE. THE GREEN LIGHT ON THE DOCKING STATION IS ON SO THE MAINS CIONNECTION SEEMS FINE
Re: CHARGING LIGHT DOESN'T COME ON WHEN THE DEVICE IS ON...
The adapter that comes with the Archos 605 must be firmly fixed to the docking station by pressing very firmly with a loud click. It feels delicate so if you only click it lightly it wont connect properly. This is poor design but at least it is OK now.
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Make sure the usb cable is not damaged you can try to connect to pc by docking the device to DVR station or mini charging dock too there is 2 type of connections available for charging stations. By using another type of Usb cables. Mini usb 5 pins to usb.Same cable used for sony PSP also.
I had the problem that the record feature was not available in or out of the docking station and therefore i could not record. Archos connector on bottom of unit senses a change in the resistance of the device it's docked with and knows if it's the DVR station or not.
Turned out to be a hardware fault - i had to RMA both the Archos and the docking station (while in warranty) and Archos fixed it/them.
That may not help you much.
PS: I think i zapped my DVR station with static one day and that might have been the original cause.
I think most of the problems come from the fact the archos unit gets to hot, leaving it plugged into the docking station for charging and downloads does not help. Try leaving it to cool down overnight then plug it in next day. My PC recognized it as A605 straightaway. My pc is still in hard drive mode and when plugged into the pc it recognizes it as an Archos A605 unit and can be adressed as normal.
What kind of HDD do you have, do you have any type of output on it. You stated that you haven't connected the docking station to it and the TV...? The best thing to do is to connect your Archos to the Docking station. Set the docking station up correctly, with cables coming out of the HDD (if it has some sort of output) to the station and out of the station to your TV. Once you set that up, you can use the Archos as a mini DVR or VCR. Go to the REC option on the main screen of Archos, you'll have an option for Video Recorder (tab on top). If you play any source on the HDD, then all you have to do is press the Rec option on the Archos. If you already have a file on the HDD, then try just moving it over into the Archos once you connect the Docking station to your computer via USB or just use the USB cable connected to the computer with the HDD. I use the USB preference as Windows Media Device. (found under menu/settings/system). Is is basically a HDD itself. Remember the Archos will only play certain videos without the purchase of any extra plugins.
hi there, it should be easy, if your wanting to record off the tv/dvd or video you need to plug (lets say your using phono leads,the ends with red,white,yellow on them) into the output on the video (or what ever the device) the on the docking station plug them into input. then on the archos go to the videocorder n away you go. hope this has help`d