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Recovery code 102

I'm am giving the option "System is damaged. Would you like to recover it". When I chose the repair option it goes through a cycle but returns to the option screen. Ideas on how to repair it?!

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  • Bodiddly Feb 24, 2008

    How do remove the batteies? The users manual does not show how!


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You may want to try formating the disk. this may also mean that you have a problem with your hard drive. remember that formating the disk will erase everthing that you have on your archo. if that doesnt work, then you can take it to the place where you got it from and they will fix it for you.

good luck!

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Your post/description indicates a possible problem with the firmware. It would seem that the Archos 605 would load but fail to finish and there restarts itself. This could only be possible if somehow the firmware has been corrupted or you tried a firmware upgrade but failed halfway.

There are several versions of the 605, you need to determine which one you have.

Things you can try:
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. Try again the Systems Recovery. You may need also to format the internal HD but that would mean you loose whatever data is inside.

Alternately, you may need to update/re-install the firmware. A more complete and better explained firmware update procedures are here. Briefly, you have to download and save in your PC the ???????.aos file (there are several versions of the firmware. You need to determine which one is appropriate to your model), connect your 605 to the PC, copy/paste (drag & drop) the said file to the Archos device listed in "My Computer" (you may have to overwrite the older copy), disconnect 605, proceed to System Settings, tap on "Update Firmware". Follow on screen instructions.

If the above is not corrective, am afraid that your unit has been partially bricked. Some have reported serious hardware or firmware problems with the 605 that would require replacement by the manufacturer.

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

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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    Louie Role Feb 25, 2008

    Hi again,

    Unlike the 604Wifi, the 605 doesn't have a replaceable battery, It is user non-removable. Sorry. However, I was made to understand that for an extra US$49 something, you can buy an external battery pack that clips to the base of the player.


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    Louie Role Feb 26, 2008

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating too.


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