20 Most Recent Archos 504 500870 Digital Media Player Questions & Answers

hey, did you sort this out? If so, how?cause I have the exact same problem...If I manage to be fast enough to press the button to "recover" or "format" before the screen freezes then it just goes into recovery for ages but accomplishes nothing. My computer doesn't recognize my archos so oI can't upload anything or update anything.?????

Archos 504... | Answered on Oct 15, 2017

Batteries and Bulbs.

Archos 504... | Answered on Jun 28, 2017

I had a similar problem remove the battery and push the gold coloured reset button. It worked on mine, You don't lose any info doing this. I got the advice from the Archos support phone number CC

Archos 504... | Answered on Feb 04, 2016

I had the same problem and manage to solve it. You need to do the following

a. go to Archos website and download latest firmware and save on your pc
b. turn on 504 and select repair - unit not connected to pc
c. connect 504 to pc and wait until pc recognise it
d. copy firmware from pc and past to 504 root directory.
e. press done on 504. that should work. I've spent the best part of 10 hours looking for a solution to the dreaded recovery code 4. The problem is a corrupt os. I hope you're as lucky as me.
I still have a problem with mine though...a screen that blink constantly.

Archos 504... | Answered on Jan 14, 2016

bad battery bad ones will show charged but cant push out full violts pc needs ok buy new one 1st

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 06, 2013

Please open Battery cover and PRess Small Golden button just near the HDD , it will restart the Devie

Archos 504... | Answered on Mar 27, 2013

The solution is found! There's no need to format your HDD
- Unplug the battery;
- Press and hold the reset button for 20-25 sec;
- Put the battery back to it's place;
- Charge your device (when you plug the cable in, it turns on (note that a blinking lightning icon appears on the charging indicator), then it turns off with it's "shutting down" message, dont pay attention on this, just let it charge for about 10-15 minutes (note that the CHG bulb won't be lit));
- Turn on your device. The CHG bulb is lit, Archos doesn't shut down
- Enjoy

Archos 504... | Answered on Jul 31, 2012

quality of video? the playback is set by techs at the factory usally a boring screen with all the colors and black and white...it consistant the tech problably never tested it and passed it. they all need adjustments and precise to. take it back for a exchange. CrazyLarry

Archos 504... | Answered on Jun 13, 2012

Welcome to Fixya. Press the Reset button on the inside of the unit with the battery removed. This should solve the Problem. If not you may need to send it in for repair just make sure you check the warranty of the unit.
Reset button is located under the battery. So remove the battery and look for the button at the end of the archos where the battery pins make contact. To the right of those and half way down between the pins and the case of the hard drive will be a gold round looking circuit. this is the reset. Press it and off you go.

Please let me know what happen. This is the only work around that you can do to fix the issue. The reset button will restore the archos to its original factory settings.

Archos 504... | Answered on Sep 27, 2011

the only option is open it up and fix the button with glue.. i tried it.. but be very careful!

Archos 504... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011


if your "reset" button doesn't help at all here's what you can do with your Archis 504 that is not booting up:

First press and hold the TV button then press the power button at the same time. It should first boot up to a normal green ARCHOS screen, then it will enter the recovery mode. Once you get into recovery mode select "Repair Disk" and follow the on screen instructions.

When prompted, please place the following file into the 'root directory' of
the unit:


This resolved a lot of the no boot issue with the same device that you have.

Hope this helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Archos 504... | Answered on Jun 25, 2011

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