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Can anyone help me? I have an Archos 705 wifi and have been having probelms with it. When i start it up it hangs on the startup screen. I can see that the hard disc is running but nothing happens. If i try to connect it to a pC i get the same thing. IO have tried hitting the mater reset on the back but that does no good. Any ideas?

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  • hell0 May 11, 2009

    Thanks for the info , however it wont let me get to the stage where i can see it on my PC. When you turn it on it hangs at the logo stage so i cant get to the stage where it asks is i want pc mode. Because i cant do that i cant see it as a drive on my machine. The hard disc is defiantly spinning but its just stuck in the boot up on the archos logo.


    any ideas?

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Http://update.archos.com/5/a705/a705_r2.1.04/firmware_a705.aos

first download above firmware..

How to install a firmware. Firmware is another name for Operating System (OS) or System Software. Below, you will find the instructions and the latest software to update your specific ARCHOS device. You do not have to install all the updates, only the most recent one. Each update takes into account all the previous updates unless specified otherwise.

Gen 5 Wifi Devices:
If you have an Archos WiFi device connected to the Internet, you can update your device directly by going to menu>Firmware & Plug-ins>Online Firmware Update. Press OK and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Other Devices:
Step 1. Download the firmware to your computer
When you download the update file, your browser may warn you that the file 'could be harmful'. This is normal because browsers are not familiar with files that have a .AOS extension and suspect that they could be malicious. These files are not harmful to your computer.

Step 2. Turn on your ARCHOS device and connect it to your computer with the USB cable

Step 3. Wait a few seconds for device detection

Step 4. Copy and paste the downloaded firmware (.AOS file) to the "root" of your ARCHOS device.

  • Case 1: Your Archos is detected by your computer as a Hard Drive ( E: for example ) in Windows Explorer. Paste the update file directly onto the ARCHOS hard drive icon.
  • Case 2: Your Archos device is detected as a ‘Device’ in Windows Explorer (not as a hard drive) and you see just two folders Data and Media when you open it. Paste the update file into the folder called Data.
  • Case 3. Your Archos device is detected as a ‘Device’ in Windows Explorer (not as a hard drive) and you see Internal Hard Drive when you open it. Open this Internal Hard Drive icon and you will see the various Archos folders inside (Video, Music, etc.). Paste the update file into this area but be careful not to paste it into any of the folders there.

Step 5. Disconnect the Device
Unplug the USB cable (Windows Device connections) or use the "safe disconnect" green arrow icon (Hard drive connection) in the system tray before unplugging the USB cable.

Step 6. On your ARCHOS device, click on "Update Firmware"
Generation 5 products: Once you disconnect the USB cable, the device will recognize the new update file and invite you to install it. Follow the on-screen instructions. If it does not suggest an update, this means that the .AOS file did not get placed on the “Root” of the device.
Generation 4 products: From the main ARCHOS screen, click on the "tab" button to show the settings screen. Select the System icon and then click on the Update Firmware button.
Other products: Go to the settings and open the icon “System” where you can find the Update Firmware button.

Note: In all cases, your new .aos file must not be in a folder within the Archos device. The ARCHOS expects to find the update file on the “root” of the device. You can verify this by using the file browser on the device.

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You can try to update the firmware...

How to install a firmware. Firmware is another name for Operating System (OS) or System Software. Below, you will find the instructions and the latest software to update your specific ARCHOS device. You do not have to install all the updates, only the most recent one. Each update takes into account all the previous updates unless specified otherwise.

Gen 5 Wifi Devices:
If you have an Archos WiFi device connected to the Internet, you canupdate your device directly by going to menu>Firmware &Plug-ins>Online Firmware Update. Press OK and then follow theon-screen instructions.

Other Devices:
Step 1. Download the firmware to your computer
When you download the update file, your browser may warn you that thefile 'could be harmful'. This is normal because browsers are notfamiliar with files that have a .AOS extension and suspect that theycould be malicious. These files are not harmful to your computer.

Step 2. Turn on your ARCHOS device and connect it to your computer with the USB cable

Step 3. Wait a few seconds for device detection

Step 4. Copy and paste the downloaded firmware (.AOS file) to the "root" of your ARCHOS device.

  • Case1: Your Archos is detected by your computer as a Hard Drive ( E: forexample ) in Windows Explorer. Paste the update file directly onto theARCHOS hard drive icon.
  • Case 2: Your Archos device is detectedas a ‘Device’ in Windows Explorer (not as a hard drive) and you seejust two folders Data and Media when you open it. Paste the update fileinto the folder called Data.
  • Case 3. Your Archos device is detectedas a ‘Device’ in Windows Explorer (not as a hard drive) and you seeInternal Hard Drive when you open it. Open this Internal Hard Driveicon and you will see the various Archos folders inside (Video, Music,etc.). Paste the update file into this area but be careful not to pasteit into any of the folders there.

Step 5. Disconnect the Device
Unplug the USB cable (Windows Device connections) or use the "safedisconnect" green arrow icon (Hard drive connection) in the system traybefore unplugging the USB cable.

Step 6. On your ARCHOS device, click on "Update Firmware"
Generation 5 products: Once you disconnect the USB cable, the devicewill recognize the new update file and invite you to install it. Followthe on-screen instructions. If it does not suggest an update, thismeans that the .AOS file did not get placed on the “Root” of thedevice.
Generation 4 products: From the mainARCHOS screen, click on the "tab" button to show the settings screen.Select the System icon and then click on the Update Firmware button.
Other products: Go to the settings and open the icon “System” where you can find the Update Firmware button.

Note:In all cases, your new .aos file must not be in a folder within theArchos device. The ARCHOS expects to find the update file on the “root”of the device. You can verify this by using the file browser on thedevice.
Here's the link for the latest firmware. Click here.

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