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Can't get out of recovery code 2 on archos 504

I know how to fix the problem if only I could find the icon for my archos 504 in My Computer, but since it is in recovery mode, there is no icon. I've tried using windows explorer, but I still can't find it

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  • robinsm09 Dec 18, 2007

    it is stuck in recovery code 4

  • snowstorm Dec 26, 2007

    Recovery (code2)
    System is damaged.Would you like to recover it?
    No
    Repair
    Format Disk

    Tried all options but no change

  • bape4lyfe Jan 10, 2008

    recovery code 2

  • iraklis Jan 22, 2008

    i connected the cable (with archos turned off) and made some ticking noises. Afterwards the screen was recovery 2. i tried to press "repair", then "format" - nothing else happened

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    error

  • donut2 Feb 19, 2008

    can't get out of the recovery code 2mode on my archos 504 please help

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    archos doesnt respond
    the PC does not see it
    it only displays
    the "recovery code 2" error and the no/format/repair options
    the solution for the code 4 isn't working because the PC cant connect with archos
    what to do?

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    Same, I need help :( x

  • i luv burgrs Apr 15, 2009

    Dam it all



    My archos also says recovery code 2 and none of the options work!

    can someone please help me

  • phenomenabat May 07, 2009

    I select repair and it just keeps going back to the recovery code 2 page. It does not prompt me to press done. Computer does not recognize it either.

  • girishdm May 14, 2009

    I also facing similer Problem of

    "SYSTEM IS DAMAGE RECOVERY CODE-2" would you like to repair it? ON MY ARCHOS 504

    no/repair/format

    All option tried but no use.....

    Can somebody give the concrete solution to solve this prblem....!

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I had the same problem and manage to solve it. You need to do the following

a. go to Archos website and download latest firmware and save on your pc
b. turn on 504 and select repair - unit not connected to pcm you will see a screen where you wil be prompted to press DONE (but DONT press it yet!!!!)
c. connect 504 to pc and wait until pc recognise it (it will recognize it this time)
d. copy firmware from pc and paste it to 504 root directory.
e. press done on 504. now when the device restarts you just select Repair and that should work. :)

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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Try my suggestion to "recovery code 4" error. It should work, too.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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