The other option, if you cannot figure it out and no one else suggests
anything, is to call Archos and send it to them for repairs. They will
repair it for $65, which, in terms of just getting a working 20gig mp3
player, is pretty good. Look in forums about the battery connector issue.
That is where I read about it before.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Noah Smith
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: FM Recorder Boot Issues
"Brian Levy-Polis" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I had issues similar to this just before my warranty ended. I sent it
>back to Archos without them really giving an exact answer of what was
>wrong, but I believe it might be either that the battery needs to be
>replaced or that a battery connection is bad. I am pretty sure that
>the battery connections in the FMRs are not the best, and it doesn't
>seem unlikely that you might have messed up the connection when
>fixing the headphone jack. Did your friend note this problem, or did
>it begin right after fixing the jack?
He said that it wouldn't cut on all the time, but he seemed to indicate that
the problem didn't happen very often. The biggest reason he sold it was that
the headphone jack was broken.
The battery is fine, I think. Usually after it stops working, it will start
again without me having to charge it, so I don't think it is depleted or
anything. The connector thing is a possibility. I've also noticed something
which may be a coincidence, but about half the time that it will not turn
on, holding the off button for 8 seconds and then hitting On again has
started it up. Like I said though, not sure if that's a coincidence or
something real going on.
Received on Tue Apr 12 01:18:50 2005