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by Cary L. Brown
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Car mount kit
Replies: 2
Views: 4279

Re: Car mount kit

Sorry for the very-late reply, but I haven't visited here in some time. I tried to find a diagram or specification on the transmitter cord myself, but was never able to. Archos appears to have "burned" all documentation... or at least has it buried in a very, very deep hole. Your best bet would be t...
by Cary L. Brown
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: broken touchscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 11224

Re: broken touchscreen

I just posted in another thread... but there are some guys who specialize in repairing Archos devices. They know all the pitfalls... at if you want to do the work yourself, can help you get the right parts in any case. http://archosrepairs.com/repair-archos/internet-tablets-repair/internet-tablets-a...
by Cary L. Brown
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Recover files from archos 5 32gb (flash/SSD) version?
Replies: 1
Views: 4046

Re: Recover files from archos 5 32gb (flash/SSD) version?

Do you mean "any instructions on how to disassemble an Archos 5 IT?" Or "any instructions on how to recover files from an Archos 5 IT?" Recovering files is pretty simple... if you don't care about using the device anymore (which I THINK is what you're saying). The drive can be plugged into a compute...
by Cary L. Brown
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: tvDroid for Archos
Replies: 18
Views: 13162

Re: tvDroid for Archos

Can anyone (hint-hint-hint... the author, perhaps?) tell me where the "show image" is stored? Or how I can get this into the application? Please?
by Cary L. Brown
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: finding a new IM app
Replies: 1
Views: 7357

Re: finding a new IM app

Try "Trillian." I've been using that for years and have the Android version running on my Archos 5.
by Cary L. Brown
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Activating Ndrive
Replies: 13
Views: 11128

Re: Activating Ndrive

Okay, how to get NDrive working... The trick is to find a means of accessing the Google Store. Because Archos has fullly abandoned this device, and will not support the software you have. You can't purchase a license for the existing version anymore. So, toss that CD which came with your Archos into...
by Cary L. Brown
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Archos 5 wont turn on after attempted firmware update
Replies: 1
Views: 7717

Re: Archos 5 wont turn on after attempted firmware update

Do you know where the "reset button" is on the underside? First step... press and hold the power button... it's supposed to be for "twenty seconds" but I've found that sometimes it takes as much as 30 seconds. Then release, and turn the device on as normal. If this doesn't work... find the reset but...
by Cary L. Brown
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Almost 5 years on since release and ppl still here!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 12285

Re: Almost 5 years on since release and ppl still here!!!

Yeah... I have to admit, I'd "jump ship" in a fast second if someone... ANYONE... were producing a "modern" device with the features that this device provided (500GB internal storage, rather than "cloud streaming," for just one example). The browser is fast becoming obsolete now, and newer browser v...
by Cary L. Brown
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: availability?
Replies: 3
Views: 12654

Re: availability?

The main reason I still use my Archos devices is that they've got this huge amount of local storage. The problem is, this is not what our "technical suppliers" want to push right now. The "official party line" is no longer "local storage" but rather going back to the old 1970s style of computing, wi...
by Cary L. Brown
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Just got a Archos 5IT second hand. Accessories missing.
Replies: 3
Views: 13057

Re: Just got a Archos 5IT second hand. Accessories missing.

In order to effectively use the Archos devices, you can't really charge through USB. I mean, you sort of can, but it's so limited that it's not practical. This is because standard USB 2.0 is limited by current, and the device uses a LOT of power (and has a pretty sizeable battery to provide it). If ...
by Cary L. Brown
Thu May 29, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: How can I delete video files or move them to an sd card?
Replies: 9
Views: 10914

Re: How can I delete video files or move them to an sd card?

Hi, thanks again. I am definitely not seeing File Management - my list stops at Create Folder. If I have time I'll post some photos later but am heading off on holiday tomorrow evening - hence my urgency trying to get these video files transferred! I have registered my Archos and it says the firmwa...
by Cary L. Brown
Wed May 28, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: How can I delete video files or move them to an sd card?
Replies: 9
Views: 10914

Re: How can I delete video files or move them to an sd card?

Hi, many thanks for your detailed answer. I have tried this with the File Manager but unfortunately I do not have the "File Management" option, just "Info," "Select Mode," and "Create Folder". So all I am able to do is view the files, select and unselect, go back to the navigation mode and create a...
by Cary L. Brown
Wed May 28, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: tvDroid for Archos
Replies: 18
Views: 13162

Re: tvDroid for Archos

Hi, NioX5199... I hope you're still at least "lurking" around here. I've just reinstalled TVDroid (a full restage of my device) and while the application itself works fine, it isn't giving me the pictures, instead only giving me the "no picture available" for EVERYTHING. I'm not really familiar with...
by Cary L. Brown
Mon May 26, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Activating Ndrive
Replies: 13
Views: 11128

Re: Activating Ndrive

The "wiki" seems not to be working right now... "MediaWiki internal error. "Exception caught inside exception handler" So, I can't seem to figure out just how to do this. Anyone have any clue as to how to proceed? I'd gladly buy activation if possible, but am open to other paths as well, given the "...
by Cary L. Brown
Thu May 22, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: How can I delete video files or move them to an sd card?
Replies: 9
Views: 10914

Re: How can I delete video files or move them to an sd card?

There is an application on the device, which should be present on your desktop as the unit was received by you, or can be access from the "pull out" applications window if you prefer. It is called "File Manager." This can be used to move, copy, rename and delete files. It's pretty self-explanatory. ...
by Cary L. Brown
Thu May 15, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Finally a battery replacement for the A5 with android
Replies: 53
Views: 30682

Re: Finally a battery replacement for the A5 with android

Okay, I did install the battery with the new "protection PCB"... but things aren't working properly. I have managed to get the device to start running... but this is very hit-and-miss. Basically, the only reliable way to "kickstart" the device is to plug it into the DVR station (I can then unplug it...
by Cary L. Brown
Fri May 09, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Finally a battery replacement for the A5 with android
Replies: 53
Views: 30682

Re: Finally a battery replacement for the A5 with android

Regarding the quoted note, below... I was replacing the battery in my A5IT(500GB) and accidentally shorted the battery protection PCBA (printed circuit board assembly). I "let the smoke out"... the PCBA is now dead (one chip is actually charred... apparently it did what it was supposed to do!) My A5...
by Cary L. Brown
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Finally a battery replacement for the A5 with android
Replies: 53
Views: 30682

Re: Finally a battery replacement for the A5 with android

I may be one of the last folks still using their Archos 5it, but I'm still waiting for any device to come along in a similar form-factor with even remotely equivalent storage capacity, so this remains the best device for my needs yet released. (I'd drop it in a heartbeat if someone came along with a...
by Cary L. Brown
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: HELP ARCHOS 5: MPEG-4 ISSUE
Replies: 2
Views: 5722

Re: HELP ARCHOS 5: MPEG-4 ISSUE

By the way, if you never bought the "cinema plugin" you still can... and you can buy the "game packs" as well.

http://www.archos.com/us/misc/result.html?ptype=7&ts=pl
by Cary L. Brown
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: HELP ARCHOS 5: MPEG-4 ISSUE
Replies: 2
Views: 5722

Re: HELP ARCHOS 5: MPEG-4 ISSUE

You might want to contact Archos Technical Support. They can activate the unit for you, if you're incapable of doing it yourself. Assuming that you DID do this, you should already be fine, though. When you register your Archos device, you create a user account. If you haven't... go to the Archos sit...

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