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 Post subject: Gmini 220???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:15 am 
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Hello.

A friend has just given me a Gmini 220, but I have NO WAY of charging it or transfering any files to it. It will not turn on, or do anything.

Has anyone got any spare charger and USB cables??? PLEASE. Or know where I can get some. Had a look on Ebay, can't see any.

Thanks.

Shaun.

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 Post subject: Re: Gmini 220???
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:09 pm 
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Hi shaun
I am a new member that joined 2 days ago
Just found my old Gmini 220 but lost accesories so have same problem
1, you are almost certain to have a bad battery as mine had because it has been flat for a long time.
just purchased one for just under £6 from web. They are soldered in but are easy to change.
2, To be able to charge it you will need the usb/DCIN adapter like me but i am unable to purchase
one anywhere so i have joined this forum and posted a topic asking if anyone has details of the
pinouts of the usb/DCIN connector so i can build one myself but so far no reply!
3, There are loads of chargers on the net but to use them you will need to use the adapter. Ref: 400040
If i find a supplier or details of pin outs and make one i will post the details
Regards
Joatmon


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 Post subject: Re: Gmini 220???
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:36 pm 
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You guys should also post a "Wanted" ad in the Buy / Sell thread. Many people have had Archos products for quite some time and you might get lucky in that thread.


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 Post subject: Re: Gmini 220???
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:20 pm 
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Hello again shaun
I have now managed to charge my Gmini 220
I have worked out the pins at the usb socket on the Gmini
PIN 4 IS POSITIVE CHARGE IN PIN ( 5 VOLTS )
PIN 5 IS NEGATVE GROND
I had to buy a 5 pin mini usb plug from maplin and cut a slot in the plastic that would
be inline with pin 4 as pin 4 does not have a connection tag on these plugs
Then solder a small thin wire ( RED ) to this pin at its base
Solder a wire to pin 5 ( black ) to the tag provided
Assemble the plug
If you now puchase a 5 volt charger and connect it to these two wires observing the
correct polarity the Gmini will now show the battery charging icon in the display.
If it does not show the battery charging icon the battery is proberly no good!
Regards
Joatmon


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