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by boone
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Buy - Sell Archos Devices Marketplace
Topic: Need a5a parts! Help!
Replies: 0
Views: 2225

Need a5a parts! Help!

in a poorly thought out plan, i tried to fix the screen on my beloved and aged a5a and broke off the clip that connects the screen cable to the motherboard! a qualified cell phone repair tech said he might be able to fix it but would need a donor clip! anyone have a bricked a5a or donor parts?
by boone
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: 101 XS
Topic: what is the future of hard-disk use in Archos Gen 10 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5593

Re: what is the future of hard-disk use in Archos Gen 10 ?

i'd love to see them revisit the items that convinced me to buy my archos a5a in the first place: the fm tuner and modulator, which i still use all the time, and nothing else does it! honestly, if i could wave a magic wand and give it a faster processor and more memory, i'd never replace it! do what...
by boone
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Questions about the new Turbo 1.5Ghz, 1Gb ram models
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Questions about the new Turbo 1.5Ghz, 1Gb ram models

if you're using the 250gb hd version, have you noticed any issues with the 2gb cache compared with the 4gb on the earlier versions?
by boone
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: 80 G9 Turbo 250GB App storage space
Replies: 7
Views: 2560

Re: 80 G9 Turbo 250GB App storage space

oh god, i hate stirring the pot further, and i apologize in advance for the cross-post, but this is important and i have to ask before i pull the trigger on the new 1GB RAM models: the archos website is now saying that the 250GB HD models have a 2GB cache instead of the 4GB cache it used to have. is...
by boone
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: 4GB-2GB HD cache=488MB RAM?!
Replies: 0
Views: 766

4GB-2GB HD cache=488MB RAM?!

oh god, i hate stirring the pot further, but i have to ask before i pull the trigger on the new 1GB RAM models: the archos website is now saying that the 250GB HD models have a 2GB cache instead of the 4GB cache it used to have. is that what the extra 488MB RAM cost us? i might not even care except ...
by boone
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Ensure Apps dont start every time Tablet is turned on
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: Ensure Apps dont start every time Tablet is turned on

I think this is an android (read: google) thing more than it
is an archos thing. If I were a smarter person, i'd know more about the fundamentals of rooting and what it can and cannot do. I bet it could help with this sort of thing.
by boone
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: G9 Model Number list
Replies: 9
Views: 4675

Re: G9 Model Number list

w00t! check out this website, it's got bunches of model numbers! http://www.synnex.com/vendors/ARCHOS__INC_.html
by boone
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Ensure Apps dont start every time Tablet is turned on
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: Ensure Apps dont start every time Tablet is turned on

i seem to recall when i first got the g9 that it prompted me about the google suite of apps and because i was in a hurry to get going, i clicked yes. i think that was the sticky wicket, and if it really really bugs you, you could back up everything you hold dear, do a factory reset and say no if it ...
by boone
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: New 1.5Ghz G9 TURBOS NOW AVAILABLE IN US
Replies: 18
Views: 3098

Re: New 1.5Ghz G9 TURBOS NOW AVAILABLE IN US

is the 250gb the 502057 model? :)
by boone
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Question once again about 3G USB port?
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Question once again about 3G USB port?

i'd think a usb modem would work as long as it was designed to work with an android device (they might not be) and would fit in the confines of the slot in the back (it might not) or if you had an adapter that would fit it into the mini usb slot on the side. i can tell you that i have successfully m...
by boone
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Archos 101 G9
Topic: Using external DVD player with G9 turbo 250?
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Using external DVD player with G9 turbo 250?

good to know! i was using dvdfab on their free trial period, and did so on each of the laptops in the house until each had expired and haven't coughed up the money yet for the pay version. they look good enough on my a5a, and at around 1gb a piece, i can get a bunch on a 16gb chip. i might try your ...
by boone
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Archos 101 G9
Topic: Using external DVD player with G9 turbo 250?
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Using external DVD player with G9 turbo 250?

i used dvdfab to rip my entire dvd collection to a 500gb external drive. some didn't go so well, i noticed several movies had audio/video synch issues, and that other people had the same problem. (avatar...grrrr)
by boone
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: quick question about using a flash drive in the 3g spot
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: quick question about using a flash drive in the 3g spot

the port slides out so the 3g stick can be partially out to get better reception if necessary. several people have posted success in using the 3g port with sd card adapters, flash drives etc. and the hdd models don't have a built-in sd slot. you could argue with 250gb of storage, why would you want ...
by boone
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: archos support - do they reply to messages?
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Re: archos support - do they reply to messages?

i've had reasonably good success getting them on the phone, although it usually takes a while sitting on hold, and the people answering the phone don't always know much about the newer products. they were nice enough to get the gps working on my a5a for free, and for that i am grateful!
by boone
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Child Pad by Archos
Replies: 6
Views: 3082

Re: Child Pad by Archos

what i want to know is what sort of drop/scratch protection it has. will there be a washable silicone slipcover? my 4-year-old loves my archos and his leappad, but the leappad won't play his favorite movies or load 3rd party apps that don't feature spongebob or junk like that. i just want to know it...
by boone
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: quick question about using a flash drive in the 3g spot
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: quick question about using a flash drive in the 3g spot

having briefly played with the 250gb 101, the cover would need some modification to go back on with a sd card adapter in the slot. i'm thinking about getting a spare cover so i'll have one i don't mind wrecking. how good are you with a dremel?
by boone
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Archos G9 80 4GB 500mb RAM in your local Staples - $219
Replies: 18
Views: 6198

Re: Now an Archos G9 80 4GB 1gb RAM in your local Staples -

there's a way to check what's using your system memory in the system folder, i noticed it before boxing up the 250gb to send back to the seller. (i am holding out for the 1gb ram version!) simple math will tell you what you got.
by boone
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: 3g stick speeds?
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: 3g stick speeds?

I ordered the stick from the u.k. and am using the at&t sim card from my non-smart phone which has a $15 a month unlimited data plan. The faq page for the g9 101 on the archos site had a section on the 3g stick that helped me get the settings/dialing rules sorted out. I think t-mobile is the only ot...
by boone
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Is There Bluetooth Tethering on G9? SOLVED YES IT WORKS
Replies: 30
Views: 6724

Re: Is There Bluetooth Tethering on G9?

i did in fact get a u.k. dongle to accept and connect using an at&t sim card here in the u.s. and now that i have the g9 101 250gb in my hands and have had a chance to fiddle around with it a bit, i think there's bound to be a way to get it to tether, although it may take the help of smarter souls t...
by boone
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: 3g stick speeds?
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: 3g stick speeds?

i got it to work here in the u.s.! boo yeah!

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