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Subject: Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

Re: Recording with the Archos recorder

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 04:13:48 +0100

;) no sweat dude, just having a dig ...I know my humour can be an acquired
taste, so please consider the amount of time I spend writing a reply,
rather then my stereo-typically british cynicism about a situation.

My question "are you 100% sure you used the LINE not DIGITAL socket" ...I
ask only from the experience of making that mistake myself (another
20minutes of my life gone forever)

The only part of your player that I have seen no evidence of testing is the
security of the LINE in jack socket test this - get a 3.5 to 3.5
cable (you likely have one hanging out of your computer) and hook your
recorder up directly to, say, your old tape-walkman headphone socket
(minidisc player, book reader, whatever ...heaphone_socket - to - line_in)

Turn the volume up and, if that works, then yes, it is a pre-amp problem

...if not, your socket MAY be dodgy - wiggle it whilst listening
...if it comes on and off, it is a 'broken' solder joint on the socket -
very trivial fix for a friend or other soldering-iron owner you know.


>lol remember I'm very new to this, so give me a break ok?
>I've never delt with anything like this before so i'm just learning the
>basics of navigating the menus. All I know is, something doesn't work and
>my goal is to get it to work. I do apreciate the help though. For now it
>appears to be something wrong with the pre-amp, or the battery inside of
>it so I'm gonna have to find a new one and see if I can get it working.
>At 01:17 PM 5/21/2005, you wrote:
>>LOL you reckon if enough of us say it, he will take the hint? LOL
>>>>Hi Glenn. You're right, my computer mic definitely doesn't work on the
>>>>archos unit. However, I purchased a mic along with this unit, it's a
>>>>lapelle mic that perports to be an archos mic that, according to
>>>>archos, *should* work with it. I've tried it both with and without the
>>>>pre-amp and nothing works.
>>>You definitely need the preamp for the archos! The preamp which is the
>>>small box included with the mic needs one battery and has a volume
>>>control, so try a fresh battery and adjust the volume. You also have a
>>>volume control for the input on your archos, perhaps you need to turn
>>>this one up as well.
>>>If you try recording something, you should get files on your hard disk
>>>even if the mic doesn't work! So if you can't find any recorded files,
>>>then you're doing something wrong which hasn't got anything to do with
>>>your external setup.
>>>Have you managed to record something from the internal mic? Perhaps you
>>>should try this one first. Check all your settings and make sure to
>>>start recording with an extra press on the play button. After stopping
>>>recording, you should be able to hear the hard disk writing the files,
>>>don't shut the jukebox off immediately, wait a few seconds or use the
>>>shutdown feature.
>>>HTH, Andreas

Received on 2005-05-22

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