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No power whatsoever to my Archos 504

I'm having problems with my Archos 504 MP3 player. I had a file corrupted message on my screen and after I turned the machine off it was unable to power up either with the docking station or with the computer connector. I bought a new battery and still have no power. I have over 15,000 songs on it and I don''t want to buy a new player. What can I do?

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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.

I hope this helps you.

Ed

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

  • edj0527 Mar 02, 2009

    Let me clarify. It will be to the right of the battery pins and down towards the middle of the space between the edge of the unit and the base of the battery if your holding the unit in your right hand with the pins at the Top....

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I have archos 504 160 gb when it turn on i have message (recovery code 4) would you like to recover your system ? no - repair disk - format disk when i push no no thing action . when push repair or...


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-Format your hard drive
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In case of repair disk is selected :

 

For the first step you have to go on our website, and download the latest firmware update for your product.

 

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Disconnect your device as usual, and select done on the screen.

You have to plug the dc adaptor to update successfully, press a button to reboot your device.here is the web address  http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/updates.html?country=us&lang=en&#firm

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This problem seems to occur when the device overheats. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but most videos set at 720 by 480 wont play when the device is left running for a long period of time. The smaller video files, however, still play. I think it deals with the amount of system resources required for such files to play. If you turn the device off completely by going to menu, power, and turn off device, and leave it sit for 30 minutes, all files should play properly when you turn it back on.

As a suggestion, DO NOT leave your Archos powered on and on the dvr station. This causes the device to constantly run, and if you havent noticed the Archos operates at an extremely high temperature.
Also try the reset button just as a back up to what i have put. Karlos

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I had the same problem and manage to solve it. You need to do the following

a. go to Archos website and download latest firmware and save on your pc
b. turn on 504 and select repair - unit not connected to pc
c. connect 504 to pc and wait until pc recognise it
d. copy firmware from pc and past to 504 root directory.
e. press done on 504. that should work. I've spent the best part of 10 hours looking for a solution to the dreaded recovery code 4. The problem is a corrupt os. I hope you're as lucky as me.
I still have a problem with mine though...a screen that blink constantly.

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I have put plenty of DVDs onto my Archos, but I use the optional cradle which connect to the TV as well as DVD players. You simply connect the DVD player onto it and play your dvd, which switching on the Recorder function on your unit.

Alternatively, can you convert the DVD onto your PC and then transfer onto the Archos in normal fashion, or is this what you are saying you tried to do already?

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