Slideshow Pause
+1, +2, +3, +4, +5
Text: sets the amount of time between pages automatically being displayed (Press Play/Pause for auto display).
5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, Always
On. Amount of time before screen shuts off (battery saving feature) when no
buttons are pressed.
Brightness: 1 (high) => 5 (low)
Backlight Mode
Normal - Display dims after specified Backlight
Power Save - Screen turns off after specified Backlight
About – Shows device capacity and software version information. Device capacity shown uses 1024 bytes per
kilobyte counting.
Switch on the device by sliding the on/off switch to the on position and then hold the Play/pause button for a few seconds. To switch
off the device, press and hold the Play/pause button or slide the on/off button to the off position. If the device is not used while it is on,
it will shut off automatically after few minutes. This auto-shutoff can be adjusted in the settings screen.
REC Volume
To prevent fire 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 music, video, or picture files 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.
High Quality, General Quality
Photo: sets the time interval between the previous and the next photo in auto slide show mode (press Play/
Pause for slide show).
As we are often updating and improving our products, your device’s software may have a slightly different
appearance or modified functionality than presented in this User Guide.
REC Quality
Default Set - Restore settings to factory defaults
Auto Power off
Sets the continuous playing time before the player is turned off automatically.
Selects the user interface language
The ARCHOS 2 player is ‘plug & play’ ready for Windows® 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista operating systems. As well, it can be used
with Macintosh® and Linux™ computers that recognize USB Mass Storage Devices.
1. Plug the larger end of the USB cable to the USB port of the PC, and plug the smaller end to the USB port of the player.
2. When the
icon appears at the bottom right of the Windows® screen, double click My Computer on the desktop. You will see
a removable disk which represents the ARCHOS 2 player.
3. Copy and paste your music files and folders into the Music folder of the ARCHOS 2. Similarly, copy and past your photo files into
the folder Photo, and video files into the Video folder.
Alternatively, you can use Windows Media® Player to synchronize the music library on your computer with your ARCHOS 2. See the Help
section of Windows Media® Player for more information.
For Windows® computers:
1. Close any program, such as Windows Media® player, that may using your ARCHOS 2.
2. Click the
icon in the bottom right corner of the taskbar.
3. Click on the window message Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device – Drive (X).
4. When you are prompted to, you can unplug the ARCHOS 2 from the USB connection cable.
Note: For Macintosh® computers, drag the ARCHOS 2 device into the trash can (which becomes an arrow), which will allow you to then unplug the cable.
Warning: failing to remove the ARCHOS 2 in the above manner may result in data loss.
The device has a built-in rechargeable battery. It is charged when it is connected to your computer with the USB cable. You should charge
it completely before using it for the first time. It takes about 4 hours to fully charge if the battery is completely empty. If you want to
know the charge progress, disconnect the device safely by clicking the
icon. If you see an animating battery icon, the device is charging.
When the icon shows 3 solid bars, the battery is fully charged.
Note: For best performance, the battery needs to be used often. If you don’t use the device often, be sure to recharge the battery at least once per month.
The ARCHOS 2 includes a micro-SD card slot on the top of the device. Insert the card into the slot as shown. Push
down until it clicks into place. To remove the card, press down on it and it will pop up so that it can be removed.
To play files from the inserted card, select the Files menu to see the two folders named Built-in Memory and
SD Card. Choose SD Card and navigate to the desired files.
Note: Although the micro-SD card format is a standard, there may be the rare case that some micro-SD cards do not work. In this
case, try using another brand of micro-SD card.
The LCD displays nothing when
the device is started.
No sound when playing an audio
Possible Cause
Battery is too low.
Charge the battery.
The volume is too low.
Adjust the volume.
Audio file is not in MP3 or WMA format.
Convert the file to MP3 format.
The player cannot be connected
to the PC.
The USB interface is not supported by the
The computer must be running Windows 2000, XP, Vista
or an operating system that recognizes mass storage devices.
The displayed play time of a song
is changing constantly.
This may be due to a file that is encoded in a
variable bit rate.
Convert your audio file with a utility program to a type
with a constant bit rate.
The computer displays an error when you plug or unplug the
The player was disconnected from the PC
abruptly while files where being transferring
to or from it.
Do not disconnect the player from the PC until you have
carefully unmounted the device as per the disconnecting
instructions above.
The amount of memory displayed
on the player is less than that
marked on the box.
Part of memory is used to store programs and display characters. Additionally, the device capacity shown
uses 1024 bytes per thousand bytes counting system. The number of real bytes of storage is as per marked
on the package.
The video cannot be played.
The file format is not supported or is too big.
Use the included video conversion software to convert
your video.
The photo cannot be displayed
The image resolution is beyond the limitations
of the device.
The device supports a maximum resolution of 2560 X
2048. Use your computer to convert your photo to a
resolution lower than this.
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
Contact our Technical Support Team
See the Frequently Asked Questions
section on www.archos.com/faq
Visit www.archos.com/support for e-mail support.
U.S. & Canada: Call 877-300-8879 (toll free)
Europe: please register your product before contacting Technical Support.
Warranty and Limited Liability
LCD Display
Earphone Jack
VOL+: Increase the volume
Menu: Briefly press to go back to the previous screen or the main menu. Press and hold to go back to the
main menu from any screen.
5. Previous/Up: Play the previous track or move upward in the item list
6. Next/Down: Play the next track or move downward in the item list
7. VOL-: Decrease the volume
8. Enter/Play/Pause: Press to play/pause a song, video, or slideshow.
9. Micro-SD Card slot
10. On/Off
11. USB Port
To lock / unlock the device’s buttons, hold down Menu and Vol - at the same time until the lock icon appears/disappears.
This product is sold with a limited warranty and specific 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 manner, the manufacturer shall not be responsible for
product damages caused by natural disasters, fire, 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.
ARCHOS licensor(s) makes no warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness 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 jurisdictions. The above exclusion may not apply to you.
In no event will ARCHOS’ licensor(s), and their directors, officers, employees or agents (collectively ARCHOS’ licensor) be liable to you for any consequential, incidental or
indirect damages (including damages for loss of business profits, 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 limitations 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 modifications that could potentially
impinge on the rights of third parties. Any modification to the hardware, software, or physical enclosure of the product must be approved in writing by ARCHOS. Non approved
modified 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 first retail release for customers.
If not at the main screen, press and hold the Menu button. Use the Next/Down button to advance to Music. Press Play to enter the
music library. You can now select your music by the attributes (artist, album, title) or by browsing through the files and folders. Use the
Next/Previous buttons to move up and down the list. The Update Library item allows you to refresh the music library so that it contains
all the latest songs you have copied onto your device.
The video player requires that your video file be a specific format in order to be able to play. Included in the package is a CD with software
that will convert most videos files into this specifically required format. Convert your video files to a resolution of 160 x 128 with your
computer using this software before copying them to the ARCHOS 2.
Press the Previous and Next buttons to browse through the photos. Press the Play/pause button to start or stop a slide show. The speed
of the slide show is adjustable in the Settings screen. Press Menu to go back to the Photo browser to look at photos in other folders.
Note: Photos must be in the JPEG format. Photos larger than 2560x2048 may not display. To display photos quickly, converting your images to a resolution of
160x128 or there about, before copying them to your ARCHOS 2 is advised.
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 microwave oven. Do not expose it to temperatures over 60 C (140
F). If the battery leaks and you come into contact with the leaked fluids, 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 certified technicians are qualified to repair your ARCHOS device. In calling upon non qualified persons to repair your ARCHOS product, 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 qualified service personnel.
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 interference 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 modifications 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.
To browse all files stored in the player, press and hold the Menu button to display the main menu. Select Files, and press the Play/Pause
button. Use the Previous/Next buttons to move up and down the list of files and folders. Press Play/pause to open a highlighted folder. To
delete a file, highlight it and press the Vol – button. Then use the Next button to select Yes, then press Play/Pause to confirm.
To start a recording, press Play/pause. You will see a counter showing how long the current recording is. The microphone is located on the
bottom of the device. You can adjust the sensitivity of the microphone and the recording quality in the Settings screen.
You can pause your recording by pressing the Play/Pause button. You can then continue that same recording by pressing Play/pause
again. Press the Menu button to stop the recording and save it. The recorded file will be called RECxxxx.wav and can be played back by
going into the Music screen and selecting Recordings.
To customize the player’s settings, select the Settings item and press Play/Pause.
Play Once (Play current track once and then stop)
Repeat One Song (Repeat current track)
Normal functioning of the product may be disturbed by ESD. If so, simply shut off the device with the On/Off switch and restart as normal. During file 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.
Environmental Considerations
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 final 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 signifies that it falls into the category of electric/electronic equipment. Products 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.
Folder Once (Play all audio files in the current folder and stop after playing)
Copyright Notice
Folder Repeat (Repeat all audio files in the current folder)
Copyright ARCHOS © 2009. All rights reserved.
Normal (Play all audio files stored in the player and stop after playing all)
This document may not, in whole or part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form without prior consent,
in writing, from ARCHOS. All brands and products names are registered trademarks and the property of their respective owners. Specifications are subject to change without
notification. Errors and omissions accepted. Images and illustrations may not always match contents.
Repeat All (Repeat all audio files stored in the player)
Intro (Play the first 10 seconds of every audio file)
Play Mode
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
Disclaimer of warranty: to the extent allowed by applicable law, representations and warranties of non-infringement of copyrights or other intellectual property rights resulting
from the use of the product under conditions other than as here above specified, are hereby excluded.
Normal (Play audio files in order)
Shuffle (Play audio files randomly)
EQ Presets
Normal, Bass, Rock, Pop, Classic, Jazz
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