I used to own the Archos AV500, 60gb, running on operating system 1.5.12 (wmdrmpd 10.0/2), and have recently upgraded to the newer version Archos AV504, 80GB, which runs on the operating system 1.6.04 (wmdrmpd10.1)
The thing i was wondering was, because i prefer the icons (i know fussy) on the AV500, as apposed to the ones on the AV504, is there a way i can change them. I have already been on the Archos website, but there is nothing there, and they dont appear to let you load earlier os's....can anyone help....????
Thanks in advance.
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its a HDD or OS failure ull have to ask the company for a replacement if its under the warranty period make sure to register ur device on the Archos website to get a 'Technical Support Passcode.'call Archos to tell them ur problem and if ur lucky they wud repair it free of charge
if u want to try it urself...i found this one of the forums on the net..
1.remove all the screws, and remove the battery. 2. Remove the hard disk from the player by disconnecting the ribbon connector carefully from the mainboard. 3. Try to startup the player after putting the battery back in place. This time, instead of turning off, the player showed a "cannot read hard disk" error with the option of formatting it. Made me realise that the hard disk was the culprit. However, I had heard the hard disk noises previously, and they sounded fine, so I realised it was a software issue (file system was corrupted) 4. Try to connect it back, same problem as before... Also it is very difficult to first start the player & then connect the hard disk, as the player is designed to shut off in that situation. 5. The best option after this would be to get a drive enclosure designed specifically for 1.8 hitachi hard disks to connect the disk directly to the computer using USB and format it. 6. However since I didn't have a specialised enclosure, I did a lot of trail and error with the player itself (running off mains while connecting the hard disk after starting the player without releasing the power button etc etc etc) which Im sure wasnt too kind on the hard disk, but voila, I managed to start it up fine WITH the hard disk in place without the player turning off using some weird combination of holding down the power button and connecting the ribbon on the bootup screen) 7. After this, he was able to select "format", and the player began working fine he lost all the data on the player itself, but luckily he had backups of everything!
I know this was a while ago, but just in case you never fixed it, or someone else needs help with the same problem, here's a possible solution. I had this same problem recently, but didn't realise it was thanks to Archos's latest firmware being dodgy. I actually took the hard drive out at one point, put it in my PC and backed up all the contents. In fact, you simply press the TV button on the remote when the red light is blinking quickly. That takes you to a recovery menu, where you can attempt to repair or format the drive. If you hook it up a PC via USB, you should also be able to access everything on it to back it up.
Anyway, the repair and format options will tell you to connect your device to a PC, but that's just to load a firmware file onto the hard drive. You can just as easily put this file on a USB pen drive, though, and load it from there. You can get firmware files from http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/updates.html?country=gb&lang=en&#firm. The latest one is there, but ignore that and install the previous version. Hopefully, that should get the TV+ booting again. It worked for me, anyway.
Hi g tongsonmy name is Mike Houston of DISH Network and I was going over your post and seenwhere your Archos DVR is not working with the remote. If your Archos is sync tothe DISH Network receiver and all the functions still are not working you willneed to call Archos and I will give you the number. Archos (Pocket Dish),8773008879
There is little documentation regarding the reset. However there is one in the Archos 504. If you take the battery off and look at the connecting Pins of the battery of the main unit. You will see a small Gold Button (looks like the circuit). This is the main reset button. If you Press it all will be good. You will not loose anything unless you have a Main File corrept but at least you will get function back so you can fix the firm ware.
Yes i know syncing is the easiest way to hook up archos to download files have you tried manually like drop & drag the files into the video folders? Some video formats work even in the new archos series some don't & you have to buy plugins. I personally didn't like using windows media player it reminds me too much of itunes Baszman
Make sure that the sound cables are connected,If you are using the RED BLUE GREEN cables,they do not carry sound.You have to run a set of sound cables RED AND WHITE to the Archos from the cable BOX or whichever component you are recording from.Good Luck.
I HAVE A SKY+ BOX ALSO , AMSTRAD MAKE ON BACK, TRY SETTING IT TO DIGITAL RECEIVER INSTEAD OF SAT RECEIVER, THEN SELECT THE MAKE PACE, THEN CODE NO 8 ( B676 ) THIS DID TURN OFF MY SAT RECEIVER BUT THEN ACCIDENTALLY SCREWED UP THE NEXT STAGE AND I CAN NOW NO LONGER TURN THE SAT BOX OFF,
BUT YOU MAY HAVE MORE LUCK, IF YOU DO NOT SCREW THE NEXT STAGE UP, BEST OF LUCK
I have just bought the same one, and i also had the same problem, you have to download wmp11, as i think its something to do with the archos looking for the most up-to-date wmp. once you have loaded it, you shouldnt have a problem. Hope this helps....