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by maineyak
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Bluetooth Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Re: Bluetooth Question

Set the screen timeout to "Never" or a longer time than 30 seconds and don't turn the screen off (get a case that will dampen touches to the device, my old PSP sleve worked great). After the screen goes dark and bluetooth isn't active it shuts off after a few seconds, but if the screen is on, the bl...
by maineyak
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: I'm an idiot...
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: I'm an idiot...

Eh, it'll be good for listening to stuff in the car or to take to work. I wound up selling my desktop for $300 and buying a Dell refurbished i5 laptop for $480, more because I'm moving out of state and needed the space. The only problem with the new laptop is because it's a desktop replacement, it's...
by maineyak
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: I'm an idiot...
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: I'm an idiot...

As an update, I pulled the glass and touch sensor from my Archos (touch sensor is over the glass) I bought a Visiontek Candybar bluetooth keyboard with Touchpad. I can't say it's the best experence, but it made my 43 useable again. I'm actually typing on it now, I find it much more enjoyable to have...
by maineyak
Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: I'm an idiot...
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: I'm an idiot...

Got the first quote back from Archos, $187.50 depending on what it needs, however I could turn it in for a 25% discount on another unit which just so happens to be $187.50... Does this mean they don't do any repairs and only replace the whole thing? I sent them back another e-mail (and may wind up c...
by maineyak
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: I'm an idiot...
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

I'm an idiot...

Broke the glass on my 43 bad, touch doesn't work, but may be because glass is broke and pressing on resistive screen, LCD looks good. Any ideas on what they'll charge me to replace. If it's more than a hundred all together, my 43 hits the trash and I buy a laptop...
by maineyak
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: archos43 vs netbook?
Replies: 13
Views: 2315

Re: archos43 vs netbook?

Archos 70 or 101 if you want to do light browsing/productivity on the road. 43 if you just want a media player that does extra stuff. Netbook if you want to sit in a coffee house and have the flexibility of being able to do anything your desktop at home can do. Note, if you want to have a sit-back-a...
by maineyak
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Booting (and Crashing) Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Booting (and Crashing) Problems

1. Drain the battery as much as you can without the device loosing charge completely 2. Charge the device (not from a computer if you can) DO NOT TURN IT ON UNTIL FULLY CHARGED 3. Boot the Archos in recovery mode, re-format and re-install os from scratch (don't upgrade 2.1 to 2.2 as it's a major upd...
by maineyak
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Should I let the battery completely drain on first use?
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Should I let the battery completely drain on first use?

From listening to tech shows, fully draining a lithum-ion battery before charging it (cycling) does help, but it's a drop in a bucket. If you can, it's good to, but don't feel you have to as even cumulative effects are negligible at best. What may mess up over time is the devices ability to judge wh...
by maineyak
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: New Tablet?!? OMG
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: New Tablet?!? OMG

I checked it out, it runs 1.6 and no promise of an upgrade...
by maineyak
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Teathering to Straight Talk phone
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Teathering to Straight Talk phone

I recently got an LG phone from straight talk, I know at least in theory I should be able to tether to it as it has modem capabilities, but I don't know the APM can someone help me with that please?
by maineyak
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Stylus for Archos 43 internet tablet
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Stylus for Archos 43 internet tablet

4DThinker wrote:the tip of my fingernail works great.
+1

Turn your finger over and use your nail that way, you get used to it but typing is a pain.
by maineyak
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 43 vs Ipod Touch Showdown!
Replies: 24
Views: 6517

Re: Archos 43 vs Ipod Touch Showdown!

Here's the bottom line: If you feel comfortable messing with your device to the point it screws up and you are comfortable fixing it, go with the Archos. If you don't feel comfortable re-installing your operating system and tend to say "I just want it to work" with new technology go with iPod. For t...
by maineyak
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Should i wait for Samsung Galaxy media player or....
Replies: 19
Views: 2185

Re: Should i wait for Samsung Galaxy media player or....

Either buy a 43 now, or wait until Android 3.0 where you will see many more legit Android tablets you shouldn't need a contract for. So far there have been few announced that do not require a data plan from a phone carrier to purchase for a decent price. Remember that even when 3.0 is released, it w...
by maineyak
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 43 vs Zune HD?
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Archos 43 vs Zune HD?

For me: Android device (i.e. Archos 43) iPod Touch PSP Zune iPod Classic For me the Androd device wins out because I don't mind dealing with some errors in trade for the open platform. Then iPod Touch for how many people develop for it and the accessories. With the Zune you get a pat on the back fro...
by maineyak
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: What About Viruses?
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: What About Viruses?

Keep in mind that almost all viruses these days don't destroy your computer directly. Yes the cumulation of having more than a few viruses (as having one makes you more susceptible to getting more) may harm your computer, the biggest risk is to your privacy (some viruses are password catchers) and t...
by maineyak
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: A43 freezes very often :(
Replies: 12
Views: 2507

Re: A43 freezes very often :(

Another thing to mind is yes you may restart your Archos from a fresh power-up, but I have a bunch of programs that all start-up on boot up just like in windows that eat up processor power at lest by a little. While any one shouldn't hurt, I notice the cumulation of a dozen or so of these apps will ...
by maineyak
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Whats a product close to or similar to the Archos 43
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: Whats a product close to or similar to the Archos 43

If you want an MP3 player that doesn't have Android pick up a Sansa from Wal-Mart, they are good. If you want Android, keep in mind that most of the major manufacturers are going to require you to have a data plan from a cell phone company. The good thing is you will always have a data connection, t...
by maineyak
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Need Archos 43 Help Please.
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: Need Archos 43 Help Please.

1) Nope, not paying attention, already got mine, sorry 2) Got it in store, can't find it online. It was by the GPS's. You could try a protector for the PSP 2000 or 3000 as it is supposedly the same screen size. Nothing is that special about it, it just has to be 4.3" and for widescreens 3) Anywere f...
by maineyak
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Questions about the archos 43 tablet~!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Re: Questions about the archos 43 tablet~!?

I would keep the laptop, but you could probably leave it in the room or in your car regardless of the device you get. You do have more of a chance of the Android device messing up, but unless you're updating firmware, downloading lots of random apps or deleting questionable files you should be fine....
by maineyak
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Need Archos 43 Help Please.
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: Need Archos 43 Help Please.

1) They come in as they come in, some are slated for repairs/replacements. They usually show up earlier in the week if they show up at all though it seems like. 2) Found a 4.3" widescreen screen protector at Target that worked awesome for mine. 3) Que? App space for me is enough, I haven't run out a...

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