Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

arnova gbook no sound


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2013, 12:02
cardbus
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,651

My niece was bough this for christmas. There are options to unlock sound turn it up and so on but no sound comes from the device. I have tried this with headphones and without. Please help got a very upset kid here
cardbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 02-01-2013, 12:38
alan1302
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Yorks
Posts: 5,812
My niece was bough this for christmas. There are options to unlock sound turn it up and so on but no sound comes from the device. I have tried this with headphones and without. Please help got a very upset kid here
Sounds faulty - get a replacement one.
alan1302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 13:14
cardbus
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,651
sorted finally only works with headphones, sound icon works in reverse for some reason
cardbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 13:19
slick1two
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,382
sorted finally only works with headphones, sound icon works in reverse for some reason
If it only works with headphones then that is not normal. Why be content with a faulty piece of hardware? If it's not working as it should, that's cause for returning it for a replacement or refund.
slick1two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 14:21
cardbus
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,651
it wont work without headphones as there is not a souncard installed on it
cardbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 14:26
chrisjr
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Reading
Posts: 22,584
it wont work without headphones as there is not a souncard installed on it
There must be a sound "card" or more precisely a sound chip on board or the headphones won't work. What it may lack are any speakers built in.
chrisjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 14:27
alan1302
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Yorks
Posts: 5,812
it wont work without headphones as there is not a souncard installed on it
Are you sure the tablet does not have any speakers built in? Would be very odd for there not to be and if they are not working you would be better to return it.
alan1302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 14:45
slick1two
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,382
From my experience with Archos tablets, IMO are the worst tablets I have ever used. Never again, I will never go near Archos/Arnova stuff. To the OP, get shot of it ASAP. You will likely have nothing but problems with it.

Sorry to be blunt but just need to look at this, especially the comments after the article. One user also mentions the lack of sound, as well as constant crashing and freezing. It has a slow as hell cpu and the battery life is like an hour apparently.

http://liliputing.com/2012/10/archos...0-ereader.html

It looks to be an appalling piece of hardware, not worth any amount of money, for what problems come with it. You will have nothing but frustration. Incredible that it was released recently and comes with seriously low specs. There are many cheap Chinese offerings that offer double the specs and a smoother experience.
slick1two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 14:54
cardbus
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,651
I didnt buy it, I personally would not of bought it, compared to ipad and galaxy tab we own its the biggest pile of poop going. If id known my sister was going to get this I would of warned her off it, she could of picked up a galaxy tab plus for not much more.
cardbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 15:05
slick1two
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,382
I didnt buy it, I personally would not of bought it, compared to ipad and galaxy tab we own its the biggest pile of poop going. If id known my sister was going to get this I would of warned her off it, she could of picked up a galaxy tab plus for not much more.
That's unfortunate, yeah many decent alternatives at that price point. Not sure what you can do then, since it was a gift. I would just tell your sister how horrible it is, I mean no good having something that doesn't work, and like you said in your initial post, an upset kid. Dunno bout you, cos everyone has a different way of handling things, but I would have just said, look it doesn't work, it's a shame, any chance of swapping it? Of course that could offend your sister as it was bought with good intentions. Oh well, hope you find some kind of resolve one way or another.
slick1two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 15:19
cardbus
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,651
dont worry ive told her its rubbish, she agrees. I have told her to take it back and demand a refund
cardbus is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 14:17.