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604 - how does ribbon connect on the unit side

Mine's apart, from a fall, and connected to the HD but not the unit. Can't wuite see how it's supposed to go back, I know there is a black piece over a white piece, but....

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The ribbon cable should slide into the connector but be careful since that latch can break.
Mine broke.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

  • John Mills Jan 27, 2012

    Mine broke as well. Unfortunately, Archos says because its discontinued they can't repair it. Do you have any idea where I might be able to find that latch to secure the ribbon cable?

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The screen is white whenever i turn it on


Remove the back cover
(there's 1 screw on the left side. Remove it, then slide back cover to the left)
Look for the ribbon connector that connects the display to the circuit board.
(it's about 1 inch wide)
Lift up on the black part of the connector to release the ribbon.
Pull it out, inspect, and then re-seat the ribbon connector.
If this didn't fix your problem, try pressing lightly on the connector while looking at the screen.
If the video shows up by applying pressure, find some thin rubber (or equiv.) that you can cut & glue to the top of connector.
The idea here is the rubber will act as a shim when the back cover is on, pressing on the ribbon connector.

I suppose that the proper way to fix this problem is to replace the connector and maybe re-flow all the solder connections, but good luck with that!

If none of the above works for you, you might have a cracked circuit board. Again, applying light pressure to the right spot might help you find it.

GOOD LUCK!

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there is a nice pictorial dissasembly at this site:
http://archos.grimchuck.com/disassemble-tuto/EN/index.html

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Ribbon on hard drive came loose, take out battery. remove 2 screws on inside of battery compartment (not the ones mounting the plastic frame) remove 2 screws on side of unit(not all four, tough to get back together if you do. take ribbon and reset it into hard drive first, then unit. slide battery back on and backcover, turn on, problem sould be sovled. If not, try again the ribbon is not seated. it took me 3 or 4 times, about half an hour, with jewlers phillips-head screwdriver. my Archoes was a 604 wi-fi but it shoud work pretty much the same on 404, 504, 604, 605, 705 605 wi-fi, and 705 wi-fi.

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hello everybody, i had this same problem with my archos 604 wifi but thankx to someone on another forum i fixed it. it is really easy:

first you take the battery off, then you unscrew the 4 or 6 screw on the sides of the hard drive, then you lift the lid and then the hard drive, VERY CAREFULLY, Then you will see the problem : the little black plug conected through a ribbon to the hard drive is not plugged correctly or it is completely unpluged from the white socket. even if it is not un plugged just make sure it's tight, put everything back together and it should work just fine. ( IT IS A LITTLE DIFFICUL TO SCREW IT BACK TOGETHER BUT YOU"LL GET IT RIGHT) it is a weird problem. but it is easily fixed.

i hope that helps, bye

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hello everybody, i had this same problem with my archos 604 wifi but thankx to someone on another forum i fixed it. it is really easy:

first you take the battery off, then you unscrew the 4 or 6 screw on the sides of the hard drive, then you lift the lid and then the hard drive, VERY CAREFULLY, Then you will see the problem : the little black plug conected through a ribbon to the hard drive is not plugged correctly or it is completely unpluged from the white socket. even if it is not un plugged just make sure it's tight, put everything back together and it should work just fine. ( IT IS A LITTLE DIFFICUL TO SCREW IT BACK TOGETHER BUT YOU"LL GET IT RIGHT) it is a weird problem. but it is easily fixed.

i hope that helps, bye

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If the unit was dropped, you may have to replace the battery. The batteries for those units are lithium-ion-polymer and are somewhat fragile when dropped. The other possible reason it is not working is that the shock form the drop has "bricked" or killed your unit's internal circuitry. I would also try charging it with another USB connection as the USB connection you are using may not be powerful enough to charge the unit. For more detailed help you can try the forums at ArchosFans.com There are many technical experts concerning Archos Units at that forum.

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