After 5 days of being an archos 605 owner I must say I am really disappointed buying this. At the first day I had problems with the screen every time I was working with the touch option. After installing the latest filmware and using mostly the buttons I had less problems but still the screen froze when I touched the screen for some times. Then I noticed the really crappy battery life. What kind of gadget needs 6-7 hours of charging and after 2 hours working maximum it needs to be charged again??? That was not the only issues I had though. I had almost all the small issues I read in the forum for the last days as I was trying to find solutions every time something occurred. And that was not its final word. From last night when I turn it on it says system failure code 102. After doing all 3 options (no, repair, format) it pops up the same issue but with code 104 and none of the options works (no, repair, format). Afterwards it says connect to ur pc to install an update. WHAT UPDATE??? AND HOW???
Jeez I just bought the damn thing and nothing works ok. What a waste of money after all. Oh and I was really stupid enough not to believe that could happen to me since there is a WHOLE FORUM JUST FOR PROBLEMS OF ARCHOS (no offence to the forum which is really helpful) but I think we deserve to be treated better from companies like archos.
WHY DO THEY EVEN THINK TO SELL PRODUCTS WITH A LOT OF BUGS, ISSUES AND SO POOR BATTERY LIFE???
I donÔÇÖt care about my money spending so much but when someone is violating my consumer rights it makes me furious. Archos will definitely hear from meÔÇª
Your 605 sounds broken. If you bought it new, I should definitely ask for a replacement, or a refund. I have two 605s and neither behave like this. Battery life isn't marvellous, but it's usually long enough for a couple of movies. They charge from a dock in about two hours. I don't get crashes or other glitches.
Might just be luck, but it sounds to me as if you got one that was built on Friday afternoon.