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Stuck in demo mode

My archos 604 has a demo firmware version. How do I get rid of the demo firmware, ihave tried all the normal things, like reset button. And i even tried to format it but it says it can't be done in demo mode.

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  • fixarchos604 Sep 17, 2008

    Tried the suggestion on the page. Did not work.
    Opened the unit, disconnected the drive
    Got message that drive was corrupted, do you want to format?
    I said yes and reconnected the drive.
    drive did NOT reformat.

    any ideas?

    what is the firmware looking for that it comes on with the AC adapter?

    plugged USB cable in, and it still shuts down.

    1. battery power - shuts off
    2. usb cable -- shuts off
    3. ac adapter - stays on but boots into the OS which is crippled by demo firmware

    can access "upload firmware" in demo mode, but cannot connect USB cable at that point, if you shuts off.

    ... rrrrr

  • fixarchos604 Sep 19, 2008

    Finally got the screen to come up for Recovery mode.
    Had to wait for the HDD red light to flash once, then press that 1st button on the top right as stated in the solution post....


    my pc (and other pcs) are not recognizing the 604 when I plug it into the USB I cannot download the firmware. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!

    Any suggestions?

  • jtipler Oct 02, 2008

    my computer and other computers do not recognise my 604 when I checked the data file there was no data file. help



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I got mine out of demo mode. See my blog as to how.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008


I got mine out of demo mode by formatting it.
See my blog as to how.

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