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I just put the gps demo firmware on my archos 605 wifi but everytime it gets onto the menu it shuts down 2 seconds later and at the start it says something like shutting down a unit???

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You need a gps dock goes for the unit Gps dock has TMC and Satellite antenna without it it wont work of course that it is the reason it shuts off. not recognizing the antenna

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I fixed my son's 605 4 GB had Recovery code (104) on it. This might work for other error codes too. These are the steps i followed 
* Use the computer for this process that you always used for this archos Archos should be plugged in toPc before starting the process.
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* Put the firmware in root section of the archos not in any folder.
* Safely remove the usb for Archos from your pc first and then unplug the cable.
* Do not pick any option on the Archos screen
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* Wait about 5 minutes and plug it back to pc 
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A) Download the firmware from Archos and save it to your desktop (Make sure the file name on the desktop hasn't changed from the original download file name)

B) The Archos 705:
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2- Start the unit in recovery mode: Press the TV button first then the power on/off and keep pressing TV button (do not release it)
3- The recovery mode will start (the screen that asks for repair or format etc…)
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6- The unit will go to "Plug the unit etc…" plug it with the USB cable to the computer
8- Wait until Pc should recognizes your Archos (around 5 seconds)

C) Computer
1- From your computer select the firmware file you downloaded from the net and put it in your Archos (in the root folder, nowhere else, where it has the folders, music, videos, pictures etc… as a file)

D) On the Archos 705:
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3- DO NOT DISCONNECT the power cable until the process is finished
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Your unit should restart with a fresh repaired, updated system like day one.
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This is generally due to failed firmware updates, etc....here is something to try that has worked for some others:
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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
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5. reinstalled plugins (thank god I saved them) copied plug-in to root.
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