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Fix my archos 605 wifi 80 gb please

I need some reall help i bought ur premium service nad nothing is happening i better see results or i am suing for false advertisement

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  • ncheatwood Mar 07, 2009

    soory it was a good try but i cant use ur solution with the device being in recovery mode u cant anable the usb so it will not show up as an external harddrive but i cant access anything loopk ill explain it better for you. recovery code 102 it says system is damaged.would u like to repair it? gives 3 options (no) (repair) (format disk) now i have selected all 3 on numerous occasions none does anything thats why i need serious help or direct me to a shop that will be able to fix my problem. i live in colorado springs, CO

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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

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

  • Ekse Mar 07, 2009

    In that case the right action would be to format the drive, but if the drive doesn't format it means the hard drive is damaged or faulty and would need to be replaced. I'm sorry I didn't get all the details of your problem on the first time.



    IF the hard drive has failed, there are 3 options
    1. Reload the firmware after formatting the drive I think this is what you have been trying and wont solve the problem.



    2. Replace the hard drive yourself, reload the firmware to the device. IT maybe difficult to get a 3rd party hard drive to function with it.



    3. Contact Archos for repair service.

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