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Archos 704 wifi

Can anyone help me?

When i turn on my Archos 704 it just hangs on with the Archos on the screen. The HD light is flashing but goes no further. I have tried connecting up to my PC to update the firmware but it does the same thing. Has anyone had this before if so how did you get it working.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Archos 704 wifi

Hi..ok this is the way and fast and easy to solve your problem.make a safe mode then if their at the safe go to add and remove programs then remove the installer/driver of wire less or go to my computer right click then properties then hardware,device manager,then click,find the network adapter then uninstall.after that reboot the unit.if u see this messages (Found new hardware device) then insert CD installer..Thanks and Good Luck...^_^..Have a nice day

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I had this same problem just after dropping the unit and my hard drive was not loading, sent back to archos for exchange and just lost all data.

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1. Do a soft reset. Press on the power button for about 15 seconds;
2. Do a full/hard reset by removing the batteries and pressing the master reset button;
3. Do a Systems Recovery by powering on and immediately press/hold the TV button till Recovery Mode is displayed. Follow on screen instruction of Forcing Touch Screen Calibration. You may need also to format the internal HD but that would mean you loose whatever data is inside.

If the above is not corrective, it is possible that as you posted it may be a hardware issue. Some users have reported serious hardware or firmware problems with the 704 that would require replacement by the manufacturer.

Hope that this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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