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Archos A605 WiFi 160GB Firmware "upgrade" means "downgrade"

The newest firmware, namely version 2.0.10 renders the Archos mini-dock useless, as it no longer allows the option to either "attach to USB" or "charge only." This so called "upgrade" causes the player to automatically connect to USB, killing the sound (or video) the instant you turn your computer on. It was so nice to have my mini-dock A605 permanently connected to my computer without having to reach for the USB to disconnect it lest my computer sees the A605 as a non-bootable drive. Archos solution? they basically said "TOUGH LUCK!"

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SOURCE: Firmware upgrade results in arclibrary boot failure

I managed to overcome the problem by doing a factory reset. Unfortunately doing this initially created more problems in that on reboot the main screen appearance looked as it should but was almost inoperable. When the usb cable was connected to my pc the disc did appear on My Computer . The system folder was only 1MB. By good fortune I had copied and saved my Archos files before I carried out the factory reset. Copying the original system files ( about 20MB) back to my Archos returned normal behaviour. Further, two additional buttons appeared. One was a manual arclibrary update button and the other a USB setup button . I cannot get file transfer to operate under windows media player mode and Windows media player 11. No problem though. I use PC hard drive mode and carry out a manual arclibrary update. None of this was possible prior to the factory reset. I believe I would still be having serious problems had I not saved and restored my system files

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Archos 604 wifi usb connection problem...

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.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Help my computer is running

Hi bowserc, can i ask what drivers you need and why ??

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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SOURCE: ARCHOS 605 WIFI FIRMWARE DISABLED

hitesh_rao - the reset button is at the bottom by the USB and docking ports. Tiny hole, need a pin or paper clip. Once pressed, just switch it back on.
This may be a stupid question, but when trying to configure the TV IR controller function and entering the relevant codes for my TV's, it asks 'did the TV switch off = Yes/No?'
None of my TV's switch off and then I cannot go any further with the config. Is this right? I have logged this with Archos FOUR times now, and they just respond with 'the controller does not control your TV'. I am fully aware that it is not a TV controller, but then why does it want to switch off my TV during the config? I just want them to answer that question.
Somebody please help!

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: PC no longer recognizes my Archos 605

in the archos....select SYSTEM....change windows media player to PC Hard Drive and this worked for me

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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SOURCE: 605 wifi won't start

Hi,

I was having a similar problem where my 160 gb Archos 605 would not hold a charge even after two days of being plugged in through an AC wall adapter. It worked fine for 5 months without a problem, but then all of the sudden it would not hold a charge even if the LED light was blinking green.

One thing that I found that makes it now hold a charge now is by letting is by plugging it in to a computer. I don't know why, but for some reason, now when I charge it through a computer usb as opposed to the wall adapter, it charges and holds a chrage for over 3 hours. So, maybe try to just let the thing charge through a computer.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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Cant watch videos on web on archos 605 wifi


You should be on firmware version 2.1.04 (WMDRMPD:10.1) If connected to your computeer or on WiFi then :- Main Screen Menu Settings Firmware + Plugins and click on.... Online Firmware Update This version of the firmware does allow some videos. Unfortunately if the videos come up with blank screen with a red F9 in the middle this signifies a version of FlashPlayer not yet supported. We just have to wait and see if Archos are still going to support the 605 with more firmware updates or if their hands fare too ull with the new Archos 5 Android.

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How do fix my Archos 605 after resettin using factory option


Well If a white screen shows up when you turn it on, select format. Wait for it to finish, then when it asks for a update file, plug it in to the computer and copy the .aos update file to the archos. Don't put it in a folder, just put it the root, (the folder that has the folders for music, video, flash, etc.) Unplug it and the archos should recognize it and proceed with the firmware update.

The Updates can be downloaded here:

for 20GB-160GB
http://update.archos.com/5/a605/a605_r2.1.04/firmware_a605.aos

or for the 4GB
http://update.archos.com/5/a605f/a605f_r2.1.04/firmware_a605f.aos

Aug 25, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Fix my archos 605 wifi 80 gb please


I sen't you a solution didn't you get it?
If your archos 605 is in recovery mode I beleave the firmware(software) would need to be reloaded.

Here is the firmware for the 4GB version of the device, the page has instructions on how to load the firmware. Click on "how to install firmware" for step by step instructions.

4GB version here
http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/updates.html?country=global&lang=en

20GB-160GB version here
http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/updates.html?country=global&lang=en

Mar 06, 2009 | Archos 605 Digital Media Player

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Archos code 104


Make sure you have the correct model # for your Archos, or these suggestiosn from other experts will not work for you:
hotlyq:

Rank: Apprentice
Rating: 96%, 10 votes

Try the steps below:
1. Select 2nd option "Repair" or 3rd "Format the disk"
2. Connect 605 to PC using USB wire and find the Driver named "a605" or similar words
3. Copy a firmware to the ROOT directory on the driver mentioned above
4. Keep the USB connected and select "OK" on 605
5. Re-calibrate the screen under Display menu on 605.

Hope Everything is ok.

posted on Aug 27, 2008
alcalc:

Rank: Apprentice
Rating: 95%, 3 votes

Just a little FYI: hotlyq's solution works just fine, but the firmware file needs to be name exactly as it is downloaded. I downloaded both OSv2.1.0.4 and OSv2.0.1.0 firmwares to the same folder on my PC. Obviously enough I had to give them different names on the disk, I tried both and neither worked. It turns out the recovery system will not use any firmware unless it is named "firmware_a605f.aos". So if you're like me, copy the firmware over to the root of the USB-drive and then rename to firmware_a605f.aos.

Jan 07, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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I cant access my files when I plug my Archos 605 into a computer!


i had the same problem what i did was i downgraded my 605 to
Archos 605 Wifi (20GB-160GB) OS v 2.0.10

then i upgraded to Archos 605 Wifi (20GB-160GB) OS v 2.1.04
heres the link for 2.0.10 http://update.archos.com/5/a605/a605_r2.0.10/firmware_a605.aos
and heres the link for 2.1.04 http://update.archos.com/5/a605/a605_r2.1.04/firmware_a605.aos

Jan 01, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Hard drive is broken


you need a 1.8" zif format hard drive samsung and toshiba both have models that will work for you, but you need to do a downgrade upgrade trip with the firmware in order to get the archos to use the new hard drive! her is the link to how to do the downgrade upgrade to the firmware

http://frenchyaz.com/av500.aspx

Oct 05, 2008 | Archos AV 500 Digital Media Player

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Error 108


1. Download the latest firmware from Archos
2. Format the drive on your player
3. Connect the A605 to your computer using the USB lead
4. Copy the new firmware the A605's root folder (Drive X: on your PC or whatever letter was assigned to your Archos
5. Click ok and you are finished

Jun 30, 2008 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Recovery code 104


Same issue on my Archos 605 wifi 4GB
The Repair didn't work so here's what I did.
1) connected via USB and got all my Picture, Videos and Music to a safe place.
2) Downloaded firmware update.
fouund it here - http://www.downloadplex.com/Drivers/Firmware/Archos/Download-Archos-605-Wifi-4GB-Firmware-2.1.04_109044.html

3. Copied update to root of archos drive and rebooted
4. Archoes installed the update and rebooted and came up to desktop again
5. reinstalled plugins (thank god I saved them) copied plug-in to root.
6. Back on the road again

Feb 23, 2008 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Archos 605 Recovery code 108


1. Download the latest firmware from Archos
2. Format the drive on your player
3. Connect the A605 to your computer using the USB lead
4. Copy the new firmware the A605's root folder (Drive X: on your PC or whatever letter was assigned to your Archos
5. Click ok and you are finished


Feb 18, 2008 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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