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by DugyC
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 70 Power Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 6384

Re: Archos 70 Power Issue

Yeah, just this last couple of months my 5yr olds A70IT was completely discharging while it was supposed to be charging... tried the usual things to no avail, figured it must have been cold so stuck it on the radiator to charge and result! it booted up and charged up perfectly. Have had to do it a f...
by DugyC
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 70 and Battery problems !! - info for new owners
Replies: 15
Views: 13339

Re: Archos 70 and Battery problems !! - info for new owners

One other (perhaps unrelated?) issue I've found with both devices is that although they have the latest firmware installed (2.4.83 Android 2.2.1), the Boot Version listed at he bottom of the About Device list shows "Unknown/4.04.000001" surely things like this shouldn't be showing "unkown" on a dev...
by DugyC
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 70 and Battery problems !! - info for new owners
Replies: 15
Views: 13339

Re: Archos 70 and Battery problems !! - info for new owners

Thanks for your reply. I've never let either of the ones I've used reach that state (although have got very close) - when they got extremely low, I stopped what I was doing (at great inconvenience) and plugged in (hoping it would at least charge a bit - which it usually did). Do you have any answer...
by DugyC
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 70 and Battery problems !! - info for new owners
Replies: 15
Views: 13339

Re: Archos 70 and Battery problems !! - info for new owners

It's been a while since I let either of our 70ITs completely discharge, but there was a period where it was happening often because I was still learning the different power saving settings. Anyway, the following has always worked for me in recovering the devices... Plug in the charger and wait half ...
by DugyC
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Charger help?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Charger help?!?

Ah okay, sorry. I hope it is the charger, sounds like it, that is easier to replace than the internals of the tablet itself. I've not had this problem myself. I must admit I dislike the path that Archos chose for charging the device, I don't know why they didn't go the USB charging route, costs prob...
by DugyC
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 70 Internet Tablet doesn't boot
Replies: 3
Views: 3357

Re: Archos 70 Internet Tablet doesn't boot

The only thing I've found that worked consistently in this situation was to plug in the charger, wait 10mins or so and press the power button for 10secs. This allowed the battery to get enough charge to start the device and the power reset was the kickstart it needed to get going. This always worked...
by DugyC
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Any good old Amiga fans here ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3272

Re: Any good old Amiga fans here ?

I wasn't really a Commodore fan per se... I started with a Spectrum 48K back in '82 then added an Acorn Electron in '87 on the excuse I needed it for my college studies... he he. Bought my only Commodore in '93 when I was married and in our own house, it was an A1200. As per the 5th Horseman it was ...
by DugyC
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Charger help?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Charger help?!?

A quick search on here would have found the answer to your question.

In summary... No, you cannot charge a A70IT through the USB port, only with the charger.
by DugyC
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 70 Disassembly
Replies: 3
Views: 2613

Re: Archos 70 Disassembly

This might help...

http://bbs.imp3.net/thread-953667-1-1.html

Kinda makes sense when translated to english, I think it might talk about screw sizes etc
by DugyC
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Wi Fi Widget
Replies: 6
Views: 2478

Re: Wi Fi Widget

Press the Menu button (the stripes) and select Settings, Wireless and Networks (I think) and turn on WiFi...

...though I suspect this is not the answer you're looking for as it's too obvious.
by DugyC
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Battery Capacity of Archos 70IT 8GB in mAh
Replies: 1
Views: 1951

Re: Battery Capacity of Archos 70IT 8GB in mAh

Well there you go, I've finally found the answer, and here on this forum... just needed to use the right words to search for. So, I googled "disassembling an archos 70 internet tablet" which pointed me to a thread on this forum... http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=43017 ...which point...
by DugyC
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Battery Capacity of Archos 70IT 8GB in mAh
Replies: 1
Views: 1951

Battery Capacity of Archos 70IT 8GB in mAh

I've been scouring the web, searching this forum and others like it, and there is one answer that just doesn't seem to exist anywhere.

The battery capacity in mAh of the Archos 70 Internet Tablet 8GB flash memory version?

...or for that matter even the 250GB HDD version.

Does anyone know?

Thanks
by DugyC
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: battery booster question
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Re: battery booster question

Never used a booster, so no idea.

I'm guessing the total mAh of the booster batteries compared to the mAh of the internal batteries of your A70IT (3850mAh) will give some indication.

EDIT: battery capacity of Archos70IT now confirmed at 3850mAh
by DugyC
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Cannot install on USB storage or SD card
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Re: Cannot install on USB storage or SD card

I used to get this, not sure why not anymore (maybe a new version of Apps2SD has fixed it)... I think it was caused by the app being updated was moved to the Internal Storage (the 8GB Flash in my case, the 250GB HDD in yours). I had to move the app back to Internal Memory (256MB) then update, then m...
by DugyC
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 70 Power Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 6384

Re: Archos 70 Power Issue

Have you tried leaving it powered on & "charging" for 10mins or so, then holding the power button down for 10 seconds to reset the device?


...or charging it on a warm surface like a heater? (never tried this myself, but people swear it works)
by DugyC
Mon May 28, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: archos 70 IT stuck on the startup screen
Replies: 5
Views: 9882

Re: archos 70 IT stuck on the startup screen

My sons was doing this yesterday, fortunately for me...
"reset the device (holding the power button for 10 seconds)"
...worked.

Although the charger was plugged in at the time.
by DugyC
Sat May 26, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Tablet will not power up
Replies: 4
Views: 1898

Re: Tablet will not power up

Not quite, the device tries to suspend running processes before going into deep sleep, some processes can cause delays or prevent it. The WakeLocks tab in System Monitor shows processes that may be preventing deep sleep. On my sons Archos 70 I have deep sleep set on screen timeout as he tends to put...
by DugyC
Fri May 25, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: Tablet will not power up
Replies: 4
Views: 1898

Re: Tablet will not power up

If the warm heater solution above doesn't work, and I've seen many posts on different forums claiming it does, then from what I've read I think the "plugged into PC USB" solution also included having the charger plugged in as well i.e. Plug in the charger and also connect to PC. I've had a similar i...
by DugyC
Tue May 22, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: power to my archos
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Re: power to my archos

...or sync & charge at the same time with this baby... not tried it though...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sync-Charge-Cab ... m_sbs_ce_5

Can't find an equivalent on Amazon.com though.

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