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Failed to load system files...How can I reset?

When I turn the player on it says 'Failed to load files! Reset unit to resume operation. Update LyraHD system files if problem persists', and then it turns itself off. It says on the back to hold down the OFF button for 10 seconds to reset, but this doesn't appear to do anything when the unit is off, or if I press and hold it for for the couple of seconds it will come on for. Computer doesn't recognise that anything is being plugged in. I'm assuming it's died on me, but anything at all I can try? Not worried about recovering files, just want to have a working mp3 player!

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  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    when i turn ob My device lyra Personal jukebo PDP 2842 Fail t load file Update lyra HD file system if problem persist

  • ryanjoanised May 15, 2008

    The same thing that is happening to everyone else

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    ho un thomson lyra da 20gb quando lo avio mi dice:bad or missing config.exe file. must update the lyra hd sistem files.

    ho provato a resettarlo ma รจ stato tutto inutile, che devo fare??please...

  • zewudinho Dec 01, 2008

    when i turn on mp3 it says system file currupted



  • zephyr88 Jan 18, 2009

    how can I figure out my corrupt music? ;S
    In fact, what do I have to understand under corrupt music? infected with something?
    please help,

    if neccesary, my email: felixuco_zpp@hotmail.com


  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    Did anybody solve the problem???

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To reset you need to have MP3 switched on, THEN hold the off switch for 10 seconds.If this fails to reset.You may have some corrupted music files sitting on the harddrive.email strongjonn@aol.com if you still have problems as i had the same issue and found a workaround.

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Your post/description indicates a possible problem with the firmware. It would seem that the Archos 6052_bing.gif would load but fail to finish and there restarts itself. This could only be possible if somehow the firmware has been corrupted or you tried a firmware upgrade but failed halfway.

There are several versions of the 605, you need to determine which one you have.

Things you can try:
1. Do a soft reset. Press on the power button for about 15 seconds;
2. Do a full/hard reset by removing the batteries and pressing the master reset button;
3. Try again the Systems Recovery. You may need also to format the internal HD but that would mean you loose whatever data is inside.

Alternately, you may need to update/re-install the firmware. A more complete and better explained firmware update procedures are here. Briefly, you have to download and save in your PC the ???????.aos file (there are several versions of the firmware. You need to determine which one is appropriate to your model), connect your 605 to the PC, copy/paste (drag & drop) the said file to the Archos device listed in "My Computer" (you may have to overwrite the older copy), disconnect 605, proceed to System Settings, tap on "Update Firmware". Follow on screen instructions.


If the above is not corrective, am afraid that your unit has been partially bricked. Some have reported serious hardware or firmware problems with the 605 that would require replacement by the manufacturer.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.


Good luck and kind regards.

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My computer does not recognise my samsung YP-Z5F player at all,i am running windows vista,what should i do?


Manual for YP-Z5F:
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/200605/20060511090848406_YPZ5F-COMMON-ENGLISH0.0.pdf

1. Try a system reset: page 60
1.1 Turn the power on
1.2 Press the Reset hole on the bottom of the player.
86a5bae.jpg 2. When power won't turn on: page 61
2.1 Let the player charge
2.2 Turn the power on
2.3 Press the Reset hole on the bottom of the player.

3. Windows update might be required: page 63
3.1 Press <Start> on the toolbar of your PC to run Windows Update.
Select Key Updates and Service Packs, then update all.
Reboot your PC and reconnect.


When you're connecting to a pc that has another Operating System:
1. Install the software matching for your OS on the computer.
2. Update your player withe the latest firmware if available.
Note: when reinstalling firmware all files (music, pics, videos) will be erased from the player.

Downloads support page:
http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/main/supportSupportMain.do
Entering your exact model will lead to the correct downloads.

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If this happened after updating your firmware, the Sansa FAQ from here http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_e200/faqs says try this -

03. "Load image failed" appears after updating e200 firmware Applies to the following Operating Systems:
  1. Windows XP, Vista
This error may be caused by the firmware failing to load or the file system is corrupted.
STEP 1 – Reset the player
  1. Press and hold the Power button for approximately 30 seconds.
  2. Turn the player back on.
If the error persists, proceed to steps 2 and 3.
STEP 2 – Connect the player in Recovery Mode
  1. Turn off the player.
  2. Slide the Hold/Lock switch on top of the player so an orange color is showing.
  3. Press and hold the REC button and connect the device to the computer.
  4. A message will appear on the device display screen confirming the connection and a 16MB partition will be viewable in My Computer.
  5. Release the REC button.
STEP 3 – Download and update the firmware
  1. Download the firmware from the Sansa Forum.
  2. Open the zip file
  3. Extract all the firmware files to the 16MB-FORMAT drive.
  4. Disconnect the player.
  5. Slide the Hold switch to the unlock position.
  6. Turn on the player

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I have a archos 504 that says recovery code 4.Then it asks if you would like to recover your system.The chocies are no ,repair disk and format disk. no matter what chocie you make nothing happens.


Hi,

Your post/description indicates a possible problem with the firmware. It would seem that the Archos would load but fail to finish and there restarts itself. This could only be possible if somehow the firmware has been corrupted or you tried a firmware upgrade but failed halfway.


There are several versions and you need to determine which one you have.

Things you can try:
1. Do a soft reset. Press on the power button for about 15 seconds;
2. Do a full/hard reset by removing the batteries and pressing the master reset button;
3. Try again the Systems Recovery. You may need also to format the internal HD but that would mean you loose whatever data is inside.

Alternately, you may need to update/re-install the firmware. A more complete and better explained firmware update procedures are here. Briefly, you have to download and save in your PC the ???????.aos file (there are several versions of the firmware. You need to determine which one is appropriate to your model), connect your Archos to the PC, copy/paste (drag & drop) the said file to the Archos device listed in "My Computer" (you may have to overwrite the older copy), disconnect the unit, proceed to System Settings, tap on "Update Firmware". Follow on screen instructions.


If the above is not corrective, am afraid that your unit has been partially bricked. Some have reported serious hardware or firmware problems with the Archos that would require replacement by the manufacturer.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.


Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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