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Archos 504 I have a new 504, which I hadn't used for about 2 weeks. When I went to re-use it, it wont hold a charge, and simply turns off. Does this mean that the battery is completly dead?

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I had a similar problem remove the battery and push the gold coloured reset button. It worked on mine, You don't lose any info doing this. I got the advice from the Archos support phone number CC

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  • Press and hold the "Power button" until the device powers on, wait 30 seconds then press and hold the "Volume Up" button.
  • Keep "Volume Up" pressed until a white screen and 'Recovery mode' starts.
  • Use the volume keys to scroll to "format system" and press the "Power button" to select it.
  • Scroll down to "Yes - erase all user data" and press "Power button" to select it.
  • Your device will now reset and restore; your Google account information will have been saved and you'll simply need to sign in when the device starts up.
source- How to factory reset archos phone GoGoRapid

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I have had a similar problem with my Archos 504 80GB. In order to repair the problem I took off the battery for about 30min to an hour so it can clear its memory. After that try putting the battery back and see if it turns on and stays on.

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Did you try to reset the device? Turn off the Archos, remove the battery. Near the 2.5" hard disk you will see a small golden button. Press it with the tip of a pen during 10 seconds. Put the battery back and turn on the device. Maybe it helps.

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Disconnect the battery for few seconds and replace back again, then turn on. I had the same problem and that was what I did.

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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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hold the tv button slightly earlier than holding the power button, first tv then power (while still pressing the tv button). it should first boot up to a normal green ARCHOS screen, then it will enter the recovery mode.

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Please open Battery cover and PRess Small Golden button just near the HDD , it will restart the Devie

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yes it is compatible but the remote wont work for Archos 504. also, u'll require saddle for 504(usually comes as part of package). dont try to put your archos on the dock without a saddle.

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Archos 504 RESET button


Bless you guys...!

I thook the chance n press the reset button....Nuthing has been erased from my hard drive!!! :D :D :D

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