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My archos 5 wont switch on to the home page

When i switch my archos 504 on it stays on the opening message(archos entertainment your way) then goes blank then just keeps repeating itself with the same message what should i do?

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  • joshrush Jan 03, 2009

    my archos is the archos 5 60 gb

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You should perform this when it is on
problem solve #1
* Press the reset button on the buttom of the device using a papr clip. It should shut it off. then try to turn it on again.

try the next if the problem still exist.

Problem solve 2

* Download the latest frimware from Archos.com on to the desktop on your computer ( i recommend desktop because it will be easy to find) Then plug the device to a pc Using USB cable. turn the archos on by holding power switch and TV/LCD buttons at the same time until a white screen comes up. it should ask for Usb. if it does pick the ubs. if it does not give you a USB option but these "NO", "REPAIRE", "FORMAT" move the curser to repaire. do not pick the format which will delete all the contents and plugins you have on your device.

after repaire completes it should say done. do not press the done wait until you see the archos connection under My computer. it should normaly come up with name 504 or you will be able to see the archos icon. place the firmware in to the main drirector not under any folder. then press the ok button to confirm the "done" device will power off and start with a white screen again but this time it will update the firmware and restart do not unplug the Usb cable until the update completes. It should restart again and load the normal user interface. Your device should be fine and back to normal.

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    Volkan Sep 21, 2009

    If HDD is not making any noise, it is fixable mostly a corrupt file in the system or in the media library. Could be easy fix starting with trying to reset the device. If the problem still exists then update the firmware, next option will be to take the Hdd out power on the device and off without Hdd. Place the dd back in and turn it back on.This will trick the system to re recognize the HDD without the previous error.

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I think that is due to a hard drive failure in which case you would have to get a new one.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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