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Computer doesn't recognize archos

When I connect my Archos 504 (80GB) to a Windows-Computer (I tried 3 different one, 2x windows xp, 1x windows vista), Archos asks me about the connection type (harddisk, mobile device or just charge), but the computer never recognizes Archos. What can I do?

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Try using a high speed usb port

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

  • deiphagus Apr 13, 2011

    Turn on your device. When main screen appears, connect it via USB to your computer. A window will pop up showing three options: select Hard Drive mode, or sync.

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SOURCE: Archos 504 RESET button

i press the little gold bump. it worked. thank you so much

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Archos 504 RESET button

Hi - You can download the manual from the link underlined in blue below:

Archos 504

Se page 7:

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Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Archos 504 160gb wont start

Take the battery off, and to the left of the battery connetion tabs is a small gold button, push and hold for 10 seconds. It should start up after doing this.

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SOURCE: ARCHOS 605 CANNOT START CODE 10

try to reboot your pc, reinstall drivers this should work

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Archos 504 hard drive upgrade

  • go to archos.com
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To resolve this issue, try the following solutions:

SOLUTION 1 - For brand new player or first time connecting to this computer.

For Windows XP users: verify the following operating system requirements are met.
- Windows XP SP2 or higher
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Download and install the latest Windows Media Player if it's not installed.

For Windows Vista users: If the player is seen in My Computer when using MTP mode, but not showing in Windows Media Player.
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SOLUTION 2 - Refresh the driver

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NOTE: archos vision 1 Players can connect to your computer in MSC or MTP mode. Exceptions are archos vision 1 Connect and archos vision 1 Express which only use MTP mode. MTP mode is the recommended and default method for archos vision 1 Players when used with Windows OS.

The archos vision 1 player will show up on Device Manager's right pane as:
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