Question about Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

3 Answers

Can't turn on archos 605 wifi

Hey, i can't seem to turn on my archos. this is only possible when it the usb cable is connected to either a power source or a computer. even when the battery is completely full, once i unplug the cable, it'll keep playing for a while before completely shutting down and won't turn back on again. please help. i haven't had it more than 6 months.

Posted by on

3 Answers

Re: can't turn on archos 605 wifi - Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player MP3 & Digital Media Players

Same problem here

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: can't turn on archos 605 wifi

I have got a solution
connect your archos to the pc and try to put some thing in the reset hole keep trying until you see a white screen you get there 3 options repair disk, do nothing & format disk
choose repair disk and your archos will start up
it worked with my archos

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: can't turn on archos 605 wifi

I have the same problem =(

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

3 Answers

CProblems onnecting Archos 700 after connecting 605 to PC

It is very possible the drivers conflict. You should try uninstalling everything to do with the one you don't want. Then install the drivers/software for the 700. Also what software are you using and what version?

Sep 21, 2008 | Archos AV700 Digital Media Player

1 Answer

Archos won't connect by USB to computers

You should keep your eye on the device after its been plugged to the PC it will give you 2 options "charge" or "usb" you ca not establish a connection without picking usb connection option on the Archos screen when it pops up. If you are doing so and problem still existed then i would recommend you to download the latest windows media player. Because it comes with new devices sync driver update.

Aug 10, 2009 | Archos 605 Wifi Portable Multimedia Player

1 Answer

My archos 605 wifi is stuck in recovery

I fixed my son's 605 4 GB had Recovery code (104) on it These are the steps i followed
* Use the computer for this process that you always used for this archos
* Download the firware Upgrade 2.1
* Plug the Archos to Pc
* When the white screen comes up do format
* Wait until all done then put the firmware in to the root sector of the Archos
* Safely remove the usb for Archos from your pc first and then unplug the cable.
* Do not pick any option on the Archos screen
* Just turn it off from the power button by holding it until it turns off
* Wait about 5 minutes and plug in back to pc
* it will come up with white screen again but this time it will start Update you will see the progress bar moving wait until it is all done and it will shut off. Turn it back on Your archos will be back to normal.
When you go to download from Archos site it will explain how to download depending upon how your device pops up on your Pc.
Hope this helps

Jul 29, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

2 Answers

605 not recognized by Windows Media Player 11.0

You may require a driver to work with your device. Try downloading driver from company's web site.

Jul 15, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

1 Answer

Archos AV500 / USB harddive

from what i gathered with my archos 5 it is due to a power issue so the archos does not provide enough power to make the external hd work

Mar 08, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

1 Answer

RCA cables and Home Movie Question

I have had my 605 for a week. The first thing I noticed is that all cables and connectors are special. No way to hook up standard RCA cabling to your TV. I have an AV 500 that is about three years old. Even the cables from it will not work with the 605. It seems that 605 was designed to cause us to buy additional equipment and add-ons. We can't even replace the battery, and its life is very poor; just over two hours!!

Also, I registered my product and got a password for their site. I have sent two questions to their service. Both time I was promised a reply in two days. I have heard nothing at all!! NOTHING! I am starting to wonder!!!

Jan 20, 2009 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

1 Answer

I have a 605 wifi and it sits in the charging platform. I cannot get it to turn on past the Archos titile page and then it seems to fade and fail like there is no power. It is only 8 months old. Is the...

Hi have you got your power supply plugged into the charging platform??, It would appear you have insufficient charge in the batteries on the 605.
If you have the USB lead plugged into the charging cradle this would normally ask you to select either charge or usb.
What does the CHG. light on top of the 605 do when you plug the unit into the cradle ?? (steady green-- charging. flashing green-- fully charged)

Dec 03, 2008 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

2 Answers

Archos 605 WiFi stuck


I suffered the same problem as you, fortunately I fixed it after a lot of messing around.
First what you want to do is switch off the system completely. Once the power light is off, switch the system back on, once the LCD screen turns on, immediately press and hold down the YV/LCD screen for about 5 seconds, a white screen should appear.

You will have three options, click the second option, (i think it is repair) and connect the archos to the PC. This will allow you to transfer all your files to PC because you can access the harddrive.

Once you have taken all the files you want, turn the system off again. Then again, turn the system on, hold down the TV/LCD button for 5 seconds until the white screen appears. Choose the format option. This will take your archos back to factory settings. It took me a few goes to get it back to normal but once its done, you will be glad you put the effort in.

Now all there is to do is to take your files back across via cable and you should be done!

I hope that helped!

Aug 03, 2008 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

1 Answer

Archos 605 wifi 160GB

I would suggest that you buy a external USB card reader, you should be able to pick one up quite cheaply and see if that works ?

Jun 18, 2008 | Archos 605 Wifi Portable Multimedia Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player Logo

Related Topics:

201 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Archos MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts


Level 3 Expert

2072 Answers

 Mike M
Mike M

Level 3 Expert

3320 Answers

George Hoggarth

Level 1 Expert

33 Answers

Are you an Archos MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides