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My AV500 keeps rebooting, it might run for 20 minutes or 20 seconds, but that makes it very difficult to watch a recording. Everything else works as it should and it has not been dropped or sustained any damage - it just started doing it. Any help would be appreciated. thanks.

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  • turbotimbo Oct 09, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestions. Do you know where I can find instructions on how to remove the hard drive? Will it be okay with a format from a PC? If I do format it, how do I reload the OS? Thanks.

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If possible it may be the hard drive, try changing out the hard drive and see if it continues to reboot. Also try reformating that hard drive. it may be a bad logical sector causing the problem in any event look at the hard drive first and the if it is ok, concentrate on a possible power supply problem. If both of these prove to be not the problem, see if you can do a software reload or upgrade. As this might also be an OS issue.

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  • Henry McKelvey
    Henry McKelvey Oct 09, 2007

    The AV500 employs a disk lock feature however this has helped some people, Remember you do this at your own risk.

    NOTE: This is a guide showing how to replace a hard drive in a failed AV420. By doing this you void the warranty and risk damage to the unit. If you follow these instructions you do so at your own risk and I take no responsibility for the outcome of your actions.

    THIS GUIDE IS TAKEN FROM NEWMP3TECHNOLOGY.COM THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR IS COLIN SMITH. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NEWMP3TECHNOLOGY FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR ALL ARCHOS PRODUCTS.

    Take out the battery as normal
    Remove warranty sticker from battery area revealing screw (ONCE REMOVED THERE IS NO GOING BACK, - YOU VOIDED YOUR WARRANTY)


    Remove 2 screws on end of case next to compact flash card
    Remove screw on opposite end of case next to power socket
    Remove small screw from battery area
    Unclip protective corners by pushing up and in (they do not come off, just release from case)
    Unclip case from bottom black plastic strip connecting corners in the center (you can see the case is notched below the CH in ARCHOS below the screen) I used a small flat blade screwdriver pushed carefully at the notch.
    Turn over and unclip case center at opposite end (mic tv-lcd) to free center strip
    Remove case bottom and back now


    Fold screen back to reveal Torx screws holding hard drive.
    Remove Torx screws to free hard drive.


    Turn over and remove disk from connector.
    Connect the new disk and turn over, replace Torx screws.
    Rebuild case by reversing the instructions above.
    Once rebuilt with battery in place, power on and reformat disk when prompted by unit.
    Recover your files from your backup archive and you're done.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DRIVE HAS ONE PLATTER, THE ONLY OTHER AVAILABLE SIZE THAT WILL FIT THIS MODEL IS A 30GB SINGLE PLATTER. MAYBE IN THE FUTURE THE SIZE WILL INCREASE BUT AT THE MOMENT THIS IS IT. THE DOUBLE PLATTER DRIVES ARE TOO BIG AND WILL NOT FIT.

    IF YOU ARE THINKING OF PURCHASING THIS UNIT ONLY TO UPGRADE THE DRIVE TO SOMETHING BIGGER THEN 30GB THEN YOU MIGHT AS WELL BUY YOURSELF A NEW LCD SCREEN AND CHANGE THAT OUT WHILE YOUR AT IT, YOU WILL CRACK THE LCD WHEN YOU TRY TO PUT THE UNIT BACK TOGETHER.

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