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by rockyglw
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Where can i find Archos 5 120 GB replacement??
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Re: Where can i find Archos 5 120 GB replacement??

Hi there does seem to be a battery available on the eBay Uk site it has a photo that is the same as the non 60gb Archos 5s. It is rated at 2600ma and is £18-99 GBP If you search on eBay for Battery for Archos 5 250GB company is called Nyewood Communications Ltd t/a Dotcomgadget. They state that the...
by rockyglw
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Can someone look at their A5 USB cable for me?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Can someone look at their A5 USB cable for me?

I bought one off ebay for £6.50, which was cheaper to use for my FM remote that cost over £20. I did stick the broken housing together with superglue, but it is only good as backup.
by rockyglw
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Can someone look at their A5 USB cable for me?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Can someone look at their A5 USB cable for me?

Hi it does have two screws. The casing on my FM remote shattered, so I unscrewed the housing from a spare USB cable and used it with the FM remote
by rockyglw
Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: How stable is Firmware 1.7.11?
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: How stable is Firmware 1.7.11?

Although fairly stable had problems with browsing causing re-boots intermittantly. Downgraded to 1.6.54 and have had no problems since
by rockyglw
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: 160gb disk size shows as 250gb in Unbutu Terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

Re: 160gb disk size shows as 250gb in Unbutu Terminal

Hi Roy All box and delivery details were for 160gb. Bought it fom QVC in UK after it was described and sold as 160gb on the QVC Archos. So really pleased. Since downgrading firmware to 1.6.54 browser etc. works perfectly. I know posters have had bad experiences with Archos. I have had a 302, which s...
by rockyglw
Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: 160gb disk size shows as 250gb in Unbutu Terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

Re: 160gb disk size shows as 250gb in Unbutu Terminal

Great advice grond. Have formatted disk. Now have a 250gb Archos 5 instead of the 160gb that I bought.
Result :lol:
by rockyglw
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: 160gb disk size shows as 250gb in Unbutu Terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

160gb disk size shows as 250gb in Unbutu Terminal

I have an Archos 5 160gb. However when I use Fdisk in Unbutu Terminal it shows as a 250gb! Disk properties reports it aas a 160gb disk. I have tried a Windows type partition manager and it shows as 160gb Primary approx 80gb unallocated. Is it possible to use the unallocated space or is it in reality...
by rockyglw
Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Rebooting when browsing since update to 1.7.11
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Rebooting when browsing since update to 1.7.11

Thanks Oldbwl will try clearing cache more regularily to see if it improves things
by rockyglw
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Rebooting when browsing since update to 1.7.11
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Rebooting when browsing since update to 1.7.11

Hi I have had my Archos 5 for over 9 months with very few problems. However since updating to 1.7.11 I have had intermittent Internet re-boots. Has anyone else had this problem since updating and is there any work around. I did consider downgrading the firmware, but the Linux type procedures were to...
by rockyglw
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Replacement battery for Archos 5 160gb
Replies: 11
Views: 5804

Re: Replacement battery for Archos 5 160gb

There are small holes at the top and bottom of the frame. It is necessary to insert paperclips or something similiar into the holes at the same time. This will release the clips that hold the t A5 together. Not the easiest operation but with care will allow disassembly to proceed. If you manage to s...
by rockyglw
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Replacement battery for Archos 5 160gb
Replies: 11
Views: 5804

Re: Replacement battery for Archos 5 160gb

There is a thread called Inside an Archos 5 120/250gb link: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=22192&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=CA4841120 There is pictures showing an Archos 5 dis assembled and descriptions as to how you can open the case. The problem as far as I am concerened is finding a b...
by rockyglw
Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Replacement battery for Archos 5 160gb
Replies: 11
Views: 5804

Re: Replacement battery for Archos 5 160gb

Hi Silvio opening the Archos 5 is not a problem if care is taken. There are really comprehensive guides on this forum. The problem is getting a battery that will fit the non 60gb models. All of the advertisers of OEM batteries on eBay show a battery image that would not fit a non 60gb Archos 5. They...
by rockyglw
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Replacement battery for Archos 5 160gb
Replies: 11
Views: 5804

Replacement battery for Archos 5 160gb

Has anyone managed to source a battery for an Archos 5 160 or 250gb model as all of the batteries I have seen advertised are described as compatible for 60gb and the other models. But the 60gb battery is a different shape to the 160 or 250gb models
by rockyglw
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: battery querie
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: battery querie

The 250gb uses a battery that is the same power but seems to longer and thinner than the 60gb judging by the photos of disassembled Archos 5s on this forum
by rockyglw
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: battery querie
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: battery querie

The batteries shown at the links, if the pictures are anything to go by are for the 60gb model which is different to the 250gb version. Does anyone k now of a battery that will definitely fit the 250gb Archos 5
by rockyglw
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: FM Remote ininterference/background noise
Replies: 1
Views: 376

FM Remote ininterference/background noise

Hi I use the FM remote when travelling etc and find that I get intermittent background noise. This increases with volume. I do not mean FM interference as it also occurs when listening to MP3s. Can even be heard when in paused mode. Has anyone else experienced this? Does not occur when listening thr...
by rockyglw
Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Archos 5 as a music player, your impressions and advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: Archos 5 as a music player, your impressions and advice

I have an Archos 5 and love it. However I bought it mainly for watching TV programmes from my Sky+HD box on the train etc. It does play music as well but I use my ipod Classic if i am only going to listen to music. The ipod has true gap-less playback whereas, although the archos is very good I do no...
by rockyglw
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Just how reliable is the Archos?
Replies: 17
Views: 2903

Re: Just how reliable is the Archos?

Have had no problems with my 5 other than the odd reboot, which is reasonable on any computer type device in my opinion. Archos have probably sold millions of units through all of the major electrical outlets here in the UK. If the return rate was really as bad as some posters in this forum say, the...
by rockyglw
Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: The Archos 5 has an excellent battery!
Replies: 19
Views: 2874

Re: The Archos 5 has an excellent battery!

I have the tuff love silicon case and although it is a great case it does not allow the battery pack or DVR add on to be used with the case on. I bought a second silicon case and cut the bottom aperture with a scalpel until I could fit the battery add on with the case on the Archos. So I switch case...
by rockyglw
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Amazon returns - anyone with experience ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4051

Re: Amazon returns - anyone with experience ?

Of course you are entitled to your opinion, its just that living with both types day to day I prefer the matte screen for lots of reasons. The main re\son for returning the glossy was green tint on blacks which drove me nuts and the poor performance in bright sunlight. Having said that the matte is ...

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