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CHARGING & CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER
REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT!
Once you unpack your ARCHOS product, we recommend that you take a few minutes to register it. This will allow
you to get access to our technical support.
On our Website: See the Frequently Asked Questions section on www.archos.com/faq
Technical Support Team: Visit www.archos.com/support for e-mail support.
U.S. & Canada: Call 877-300-8879
Europe: please register your product before contacting Technical Support.
To prevent Þ re or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. Use of this product is for personal use only. Copying CDs or loading mu-
sic, video, or picture Þ les for sale or other business purposes is or may be a violation of copyright law. Copyrighted materials, works of art, and/or
presentations may require authorization to be fully or partially recorded. Please be aware of all such applicable laws concerning the recording and
use of such for your country and jurisdiction. For driving safety, only a passenger should operate the device when the car is in motion and not the
driver. Laws governing the usage of electronic device by the driver may be applicable in your jurisdiction and/or country.
LEGAL AND SAFETY INFORMATION
Warranty and Limited Liability
This product is sold with a limited warranty and speciÞ c remedies are available to the original purchaser in the event the product fails to conform
to the limited warranty. Manufacturer’s liability may be further limited in accordance with its sales contract. In general, and in an non-limited man-
ner, the manufacturer shall not be responsible for product damages caused by natural disasters, Þ re, static discharge, misuse, abuse, neglect, improper
handling or installation, unauthorized repair, alteration or accident. In no event shall the manufacturer be liable for loss of data stored on disk media.
MANUFACTURER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. EVEN IF INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF IN ADVANCE.
ARCHOS licensor(s) makes no warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and Þ tness
for a particular purpose, regarding the licensed materials. ARCHOS’ licensor(s) does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding
the use or the results of the use of the licensed materials in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, correctness or otherwise. The entire risk as
to the results and performance of the licensed materials is assumed by you. The exclusion of implied warranties is not permitted by some jurisdic-
tions. The above exclusion may not apply to you.
In no event will ARCHOS’ licensor(s), and their directors, ofÞ cers, employees or agents (collectively ARCHOS’ licensor) be liable to you for any
consequential, incidental or indirect damages (including damages for loss of business proÞ ts, business interruption, loss of business information,
and the like) arising out of the use of inability to use the licensed materials even if ARCHOS’ licensor has been advised of the possibility of such
damages. Because some jurisdiction do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limita-
tions may not apply to you. Please see your sales contract for a complete statement of warranty rights, remedies and limitation of liability.
Furthermore, warranty does not apply to:
Damages or problems resulting from misuse, abuse, accident, alteration or incorrect electrical current or voltage
Any product tampered-with or damaged warranty seal or serial number label.
Any product without a warranty or serial number label.
Batteries and any consumable items delivered with or in the equipment.
The end user is required to use this product only in conformity with its original purpose and is strictly forbidden to make any technical modiÞ ca-
tions that could potentially impinge on the rights of third parties. Any modiÞ cation to the hardware, software, or physical enclosure of the product
must be approved in writing by ARCHOS. Non approved modiÞ ed products are subject to the withdrawal of any or all guaranty clauses.
As part of the contractual agreement of its products, ARCHOS is committed to ensure the availability of parts and components that are essential
to the use and proper working conditions of its products. This availability will be guaranteed for a period of two years, as of the Þ rst retail release
Lithium-ion Battery Caution
This product is equipped with a Lithium-Ion battery. Do not pierce, open, disassemble it, or use it in a humid and/or corrosive environment. Do not put,
store or leave your product in or near sources of heat, in direct strong sunlight, in a high temperature location, in a pressurized container or in a micro-
wave oven. Do not expose it to temperatures over 60 C (140 F). If the battery leaks and you come into contact with the leaked ß uids, rinse thoroughly
with water and seek medical attention immediately. Failure to follow these instructions could cause the Lithium-Ion battery to leak acid, become hot,
explode or ignite and cause injury and/or damage.
Only ARCHOS certiÞ ed technicians are qualiÞ ed to repair your ARCHOS device. In calling upon non qualiÞ ed persons to repair your ARCHOS prod-
uct, you run the risk of damaging your device and voiding your guaranty. To prevent risks of electric shock, this unit must only be opened by qualiÞ ed
FCC Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interfer-
ence by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
To assure continued compliance, any changes or modiÞ cations not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate this equipment. (Example - use only shielded interface cables when connecting to computer or peripheral devices).
USA: - This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
- FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Canada: - Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
Normal functioning of the product may be disturbed by ESD. If so, reset the device by pressing the reset button on the back of the product and
restart as normal. During Þ le transmission, please handle with care and operate in a static-free environment.
Avoiding Hearing Damage
This product respects the current regulations for limiting the output volume of consumer audio devices to a safe level. By listening to
your device with headphones or earbuds at high volumes, you run the risk of permanent damage to your ears. Even if you get used
to listening at high volumes and it seems normal to you, you still risk the possibility of damaging your hearing. Reduce the volume of
your device to a reasonable level to avoid permanent hearing damage.
If you hear ringing in your ears, reduce the volume or shut off your device. This device has been tested with the ARCHOS supplied earphones. In
order to preserve your hearing, it is advised that you use only the following headphone models: the earphones supplied with your ARCHOS device,
or any other headphones that respect the current regulations. Other types of headphones may produce higher volume levels.
Protection of the environment is an important concern to ARCHOS. In order to put this concern into tangible actions, ARCHOS has
consciously included a set of methods that favor a respect for the environment into the entire cycle of its products; from fabrication
to consumer usage, to Þ nal disposal. Batteries : If your product contains a detachable battery pack, you should only dispose of it in a
designated collection point for used batteries.
The Product : The crossed-out garbage can symbol on your product signiÞ es that it falls into the category of electric/electronic equipment. Prod-
ucts of this type contain substances that are potentially dangerous to the environment and to human health. Therefore, you should not dispose of
the ARCHOS electronic device in a regular trash. As such, the current European directives ask that this device be collected:
- At places of distribution in the case of a purchase of a similar electronic product.
- At locally created disposal areas (waste disposal centers, sorted trash system, etc.)
By doing this, you are actively participating in the reuse and recycling of disposed electronic and electric equipment that could have potential
effects on the environment and human health.
Copyright ARCHOS © 2010. All rights reserved.
This document may not, in whole or part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-read-
able form without prior consent, in writing, from ARCHOS. All brands and products names are registered trademarks and the property of their
respective owners. SpeciÞ cations are subject to change without notiÞ cation. Errors and omissions accepted. Images and illustrations may not
always match contents.
Disclaimer of warranty: to the extent allowed by applicable law, representations and warranties of non-infringement of copyrights or other intel-
lectual property rights resulting from the use of the product under conditions other than as here above speciÞ ed, are hereby excluded.
As we are often updating and improving our products, your device’s software may have a slightly different appearance or modiÞ ed functionality than presented in this User Guide.
PUTTING VIDEOS, MUSIC AND PHOTOS ONTO YOUR ARCHOS
Charging: Whenever your ARCHOS is connected to a running computer, it will charge automati-
cally (even if you unmount it with the safe removal icon).
Connecting: When you connect the USB cable to your computer, the ARCHOS will connect as
an external hard drive. Windows® Explorer will show it as ARCHOS (E:) for example. For Macin-
tosh® computers, it will also appear as an external hard drive.
PROBLEM: The video/music Þ le I saved onto the ARCHOS does not play or plays incorrectly.
SOLUTION: Make sure that it is in a format that is supported by the ARCHOS (visit www.archos.com for more
PROBLEM: The device is frozen and doesn’t respond to tapping on the screen.
SOLUTION: Press the reset button on the back of the device by using an object such as a toothpick.
PROBLEM: I would like to charge my device with the PC but listen to it at the same time.
SOLUTION: By ‘removing safely’ the device (on your PC: safe removal icon, in the system tray, next to the
clock), but not unplugging the USB cable, you can use your ARCHOS product while it charges. This charge and
listen function is not possible with Windows Vista® and Windows
® 7 computers.
PROBLEM: I added new music to my ARCHOS but it does not show up in the Music browser.
SOLUTION: You must place your Þ les in the Music folder on the ARCHOS. If it does not have music tags, it will
be listed under <No artist>, <No album>, etc. Select
Update Music Library (bottom item on list) which will
update the Library with all the latest added music.
PROBLEM: I cannot see a Þ le that I just copied to my ARCHOS.
SOLUTION: Remember that when you are browsing in the Music or Photo folders, the Þ les that are not of those
types will not be visible - even though they are there. Use the Files browser to see all your Þ les.
You can transfer your media Þ les to the ARCHOS either by copy/pasting them into the respective
folders using Windows® Explorer (or the Finder on a Macintosh®), or by using Windows Media®
Player. The Synchronize button in Windows Media® Player is a one way ‘sync’ button. It will add
video, music and photo Þ les to your ARCHOS. It will give you the possibility to have the same
digital media on your ARCHOS as you have in your Windows Media® Player library.
On your computer, start Windows Media® Player. 1) Select the Sync tab. 2) Drag the media Þ les
you want to transfer into the sync area in the panel on the right. 3) Click on the Start Sync button.
The selected videos, songs or photos will be copied directly into the corresponding Video, Music or
Pictures folder of the ARCHOS. See your Windows Media® Player help instructions for more infor-
mation. To receive and play podcasts, you can use freely available software from the Internet such
as the popular Juice program to get your podcasts and then you can transfer them to your ARCHOS.
Windows Media® Player 11
Opening the Video browser will display a list of the video Þ les (and only video Þ les) that have
been saved into the Video folder on the ARCHOS.
To use the radio, you must have the headphones plugged in as this acts as your antenna. You can
create radio presets, scan for stations, or record what is currently playing by pressing and holding
the Back button and making your selection.
Opening the photo browser will allow you to view the stored photos one by one or as an auto-
matic slide show. Highlight the desired photo Þ le, then press OK to view it. Press the Right and
Left buttons to view the next or previous photo. Press the OK button to start a slide show. Press
OK again to stop the slide show. The speed of the slideshow can be adjusted through the settings.
You can make a slide show with music by Þ rst playing a song and then exiting the music player
and starting a slide show while the music continues to play.
To change the language of your device, select Settings > Language, and then the desired
language. Press on the Back/escape button to return.
Opening the music browser will allow you to choose
your music by the title, artist, album, or genre (so long
as the music Þ les have these tag information in them).
If a song has no music tags, then you can Þ nd it in the
folder named <No artist>, <No album>, etc.
If a lyrics Þ le (text Þ le of type .LRC) is found in the same
folder and has the same name as the song playing, the
song lyrics will be shown while the song plays (hold
Back button > Display > Display Lyrics). The ARCHOS
will not play DRM protected music (these are typically
music Þ les that have been purchased on-line).
(Normal or Shuffle)
(Play one song, Repeat one song, Play
all songs, Play & repeat all songs,
play song intro)
Song item out of total number of
songs on the device/folder
Total song length
Previous song (press once)
Fast reverse (hold)
Next song (press once)
Fast forward (hold)
(Long hold to display available options)
(Long hold to turn on/off)
Right/Fast forward/Next song
DISCONNECTING THE ARCHOS FROM A COMPUTER
Once all your Þ le transfers are Þ nished, close Windows® Explorer and any other program that may
have read or written to the ARCHOS. Click on the ‘safely remove’ icon in the system tray, next to
Before removing the cable, you will notice the state of the battery charge. If the icon has three
solid bars, this means the battery is completely charged. If they are blinking, it means the battery
is still charging. You can leave the device to fully charge or unplug the cable and use the ARCHOS
with a partial charge.
Unplug from computer
By going to the main menu’s SETTINGS screen, you can personalize how you want your ARCHOS
Display: Allows you to set the Brightness (the screen brightness), Auto Backlight Off (how
long before the screen goes off or dims) and the Backlight Mode (determines if the screen goes
dim or off - to save battery power).
Set Wallpaper: Allows you to choose one of the preset choices of wallpapers.
Auto shutoff: Sets the continuous playing time before the player is turned off automatically.
Language: Allows you to set your interface language
Note: This device is also capable of displaying simple text (.txt) Þ les.
To lock/unlock the device’s buttons, hold down and at the same time until the lock icon appears/disappears.