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My archos doesn"t readmy hard drive and i need to know where can get one

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  • hkcb Oct 08, 2008

    by pressing the tv-output button while booting I get the repair screen, but although it seems to format and repair the problem does not go away

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Can you change hard drives in a ARCHOS system?

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The repair function only works on the internal hard drive and there is no other need to use it...external hard drives generally only connect through the archos dvr station which is sold seperately. You can buy one at archos website or circuit city among others...I've been told that it can be done without the dvr station but have found nothing in the archos docs to support this thus far nor have I ever seen it successfully done, in person, without the dvr station.

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My Archos charges but doesn't switch on. I've tried everything I think the hard drive might be messed up. How much would it cost to repair my Archos 605 30gb Wifi.


You could contact Archos, but I gather their minimum cost for repair is $85. Plus shipping and parts.
A suitable hard drive would probably be around $100.
Amazon has a new Archos 7, 8gb wifi + 16GB microSD for around $200.
While the memory is smaller it is more rugged and better suited than a hard drive for a portable device.

Jan 30, 2011 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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ARCHOS 504 160 GB


As long as you replace the hard drive with the same exact one, it should be possible. You can contact the manufacturer with the below options and they can assist you in getting a new drive.


Main support number (877) 300-8879
Email support tech-support.eu@archos.com

Let me know if you need any more help and good luck to you

Mar 29, 2008 | Archos 504 500870 Digital Media Player

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How do i update my Archos 504?


How to install firmware ..?(update)

Step 1. Download the firmware to your computer-->click HERE to download the update file When you download the update file, your browser may warn you that the file 'could be harmful'. This is normal because browsers are not familiar with files that have a .AOS extension and suspect that they could be malicious. These files are not harmful to your computer.

Step 2. Turn on your ARCHOS device and connect it to your computer with the USB cable

Step 3. On the ARCHOS, choose to connect and wait a few seconds for your device to be detected by the computer

Step 4. Copy and paste the downloaded firmware (.AOS file) to the ARCHOS device.
  • Case 1: logo_firm_hdd.jpg Your ARCHOS is detected by your computer as a Hard Drive (E: for example) in Windows® Explorer. Paste the update file directly onto the ARCHOS hard drive icon.
  • Case 2: logo_firm_g4.jpg Your ARCHOS device is detected as a 'Mobile Device' in Windows® Explorer (not as a hard drive) and you see just two folders Data and Media when you open it. Paste the update file into the folder called Data.
  • Case 3: logo_firm_g4.jpg Your ARCHOS device is detected as a 'Mobile Device' in Windows® Explorer (not as a hard drive) and you see Internal Hard Drive when you open it. Open this Internal Hard Drive icon and you will see the various ARCHOS folders inside (Video, Music, etc.). Paste the update file into this area but be careful not to paste it into any of the folders there.
Step 5. Disconnect the Device
Unplug the USB cable (for 'Mobile Device' connections) or use the "safe disconnect" green arrow icon (for Hard drive connection) in the system tray before unplugging the USB cable.

Step 6. On your ARCHOS device, click on "Update Firmware"
Click on the "tab" button to show the settings screen. Select the "System" icon and then click on the "Update Firmware" button. For the ARCHOS 104, 202, & 204, go to the settings and open the icon "System" where you can find the Update Firmware button.

Dec 31, 2010 | Archos 504 500870 Digital Media Player

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Wont install to computer


On the Archos:
In the settings menu from the front screen, set your Archos to 'PC Hard Drive' instead of Windows Media Player.
If it doesn't show as an external hard drive when you plug it into your pc, do this....

On the pc:
Go to Start\run, type diskmgmt.msc and click ok to take you into Disk Management.
Your Archos should show as a drive in here and you can associate your new drive with a drive letter.

If you cannot see your Archos in this windowafter you've set it to 'PC Hard Drive' on the Archos, then you may have a dodgy usb cable.

Hope this helps......

Jul 19, 2010 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Archos 504 hard drive upgrade


  • go to archos.com
  • go to support and account near top of your screen and go to downloads
  • the archos website should tell you what to do next

Oct 06, 2009 | Archos 504 500870 Digital Media Player

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External hard drive connection through the dvr station


i have the same problem. as far as i know it is because large external hard drives require more power and the archos does not provide enough power. it would probably work if u got a hd which had a separate power source.

Jul 28, 2009 | Archos Internet Media Tablet MP3 Player

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Can't link my archos to my laptop


1. Copy all factory installed files from the Archos on to your PC hard drive or write a CD / DVD.
2. Download the latest software from www.Archos.com and keep a copy safe (not on the Archos!) … there was a new version last week by the way …1.5.12
3. If you record any films, music, or TV that you want to keep forever then don’t keep them on the Archos!
4. Factory installed samples (photos & films), wallpaper, etc are available for download from FTP://support.archos.com
5. If you need to format the drive but it won’t talk to the PC through the normal USB, try plugging a flash memory card (the bigger the better) into the other (left hand) USB socket and copy stuff onto it.
6. Avoid changing back & forward between ‘hard drive’ and ‘windows device’ … not sure if this was the cause of the problem but you never know!
7.Always have mains power (not battery) when moving files around.

Nov 13, 2008 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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ARCHOS 405


The buttons are ALWAYS disabled when you connect it to the PC in "mass storage/hard drive" mode. This doesn´´t mean malfunction.

Sep 14, 2008 | Archos 405 Digital Media Player

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New Hard drive for 704 WiFi


No. Period. End of Story. I know that's not the answer you want, but that's the truth.

Sep 04, 2008 | Archos 704 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Archos 404


Archos is not claiming compatibility with vista, even with their latest firmware upgrade - sorry

May 08, 2008 | Archos 404 Digital Media Player

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