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Won't boot up, or show connection to PC, Hard Drive issues

I was using my Archos 605 wifi as usual this morning watching a TV programme I had recorded onto it. I then shut it off whilst I did something else and when I went to turn it back on the green on button came on but the screen did not show anything and it made no hard drive noise as it usually would. Also when I plug it into my PC via the USB it does not show up as being connected at all. I have tried pressing the reset button and holding down the TV/LCD button when turning it on but nothing happens apart from the the green on light coming on. Please help!!

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  • Paultall85 Nov 20, 2008

    Yup me too. Strange thing is I can hear the HD working.I tried to repair disk but it gets stuck on that screen now.I'll have to take it back to the shop.

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    same frustrating problem - device is not booting up - just cycling with "Archos Entertainment your way" on the screen- going to apple now.



    wasted $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

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Take it apart and make sure all the connectors are tight.

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Okay, I just started reading your problem and started freaking out because it was happening to me and I suddenly thought that I would have to replace it. But luckily, my only problem was that I needed to prop-up my archos while it was plugged in. I would think that somewhere down the line, me and you have both knocked something loose in the connector. Luck to you, cheers.

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SOURCE: Archos 605 WiFi stuck

Hey

I suffered the same problem as you, fortunately I fixed it after a lot of messing around.
First what you want to do is switch off the system completely. Once the power light is off, switch the system back on, once the LCD screen turns on, immediately press and hold down the YV/LCD screen for about 5 seconds, a white screen should appear.

You will have three options, click the second option, (i think it is repair) and connect the archos to the PC. This will allow you to transfer all your files to PC because you can access the harddrive.

Once you have taken all the files you want, turn the system off again. Then again, turn the system on, hold down the TV/LCD button for 5 seconds until the white screen appears. Choose the format option. This will take your archos back to factory settings. It took me a few goes to get it back to normal but once its done, you will be glad you put the effort in.

Now all there is to do is to take your files back across via cable and you should be done!

I hope that helped!

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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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.
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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.

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    CAN I PRE RECORD PROGRAMMES ON THE 605 WI FI 30GB


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    You have posed a very good question with a very complicated answer. There are two things you MUST have in order to do what you are asking:
    1) Your "docking station" cannot be the Archos mini-dock, b/c the mini dock has inputs only. Your docking station must be the Archos DVR Station - Gen 5.
    2) You have to have a digital cable box, FIOS, or digital satellite box.

    You will be recording from your cable, satellite, or FIOS box instead of directly from your TV. Hook the red, white, and yellow cable from one of the red, white and yellow outputs of your cable/sat/FIOS box to the specialized adapter of the DVR Station (make sure your Archos 605 is properly docked inside). Here is a link to the connection guide if you don't have it:
    http://www.archos.com/support/download/manuals/connection_guide_dvr_station_v1.1.pdf

    Once the connection is set up, you must follow the exact directions printed on pp.11-15 of the DVR Station user manual - it will require downloading several pieces of software. My only reccomendation is that you make sure that the Archos 605 is fully charged before proceeding, b/c if it loses power during the process, you may ruin your mp3 player. Here is a link to the DVR Station user manual:
    http://www.archos.com/support/download/manuals/english_user_manual_dvr_station_gen5_v3.pdf

    If you have followed the instructions exactly, you will be able to schedule your recordings to your Archos 605.

    There are two catches that I noticed with this player - 1 major and one not-so major:
    1) Not-so major: Your subscription to the TV guide that enables you to schedule recordings will only be free for 1 year
    2) Major: The DVR Station forces you to choose between an NTSC and a PAL format when choosing a TV standard for playback. PAL is only for Europe, so never select it under any circumstances. NTSC is shutting down on February 17, 2009 - in a little more than a month. After that time, you may not be able to display the recordings that you have made to your TV itself.

    Good luck!

    -Tha Mp3 Doctor

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    then i upgraded to Archos 605 Wifi (20GB-160GB) OS v 2.1.04
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    What kind of HDD do you have, do you have any type of output on it. You stated that you haven't connected the docking station to it and the TV...? The best thing to do is to connect your Archos to the Docking station. Set the docking station up correctly, with cables coming out of the HDD (if it has some sort of output) to the station and out of the station to your TV. Once you set that up, you can use the Archos as a mini DVR or VCR. Go to the REC option on the main screen of Archos, you'll have an option for Video Recorder (tab on top). If you play any source on the HDD, then all you have to do is press the Rec option on the Archos. If you already have a file on the HDD, then try just moving it over into the Archos once you connect the Docking station to your computer via USB or just use the USB cable connected to the computer with the HDD. I use the USB preference as Windows Media Device. (found under menu/settings/system). Is is basically a HDD itself. Remember the Archos will only play certain videos without the purchase of any extra plugins.
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