Question about Archos 504 500870 Digital Media Player

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When i switch the archos on the screen appear Recovery(code2) system is damaged.would you like to recover it? no repair format disk i try all those three options but nothing help..can you please help me

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    I've got the same problem with my archos 504, and I know what to do when I find the Archos folder- copy the firmware into the root- but I can't find the folder. I tried looking for it with windows explorer, but I'm not sure where I'd find it, other than in My Computer (and I've looked there).

  • trsreeni Feb 20, 2008

    when i switch the archos on
    the screen appear

    system is damaged.would you like to recover it?
    format disk

    i try all those three options but nothing help..can you please help me



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I had the same problem. However although my pc didn't automatically recognise the archos device when connected it did show when explorer was opened. I downloaded the latest firmware from the Archos website and dragged into the root directory of Archos. The device then picked this up and everything was fine. Previously I had tried repair and format. Obviously all the demo video and photos etc are wiped.

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Sent it back to archos with your receipt if less than 1 year and talk to customer service
there is nothingg you can do about it
been there done that.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007


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