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Archos 404 recovery code 2

i have an archos 404 and got stuck with the recovery code 2. in the beginning i was getting recovery code 4 and iw as able to see the disk on my pc so i download the new firmware and tried to start archos with the new firmware. but now it gets stuck with the recovery code 2 and i cant see it even as a usb storage device. any solutions ?

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    I was listening to music at work on computer so I dissconnected the usb and left work got to my car and turned on my archos and it stated recover code 2 system is damaged would you like to recover it

  • kapil247 Apr 18, 2008


    i had called archos and they picked up the product from my place and after a week it was repaired and sent over, though i lost the data.

    thanks again

  • joseph the d Apr 26, 2008

    i turn it on and it just keep saying it is recoverying in code 4 what do i do 2 get my music or main page on music and stuff back

  • branl Apr 29, 2008

    my archos says usb or format disk, if i format the disk it says root faulre and media falure

  • jonfelix50 Mar 03, 2009

    hi everyone im having the same problem with my archos 504.. it give me that recovery code 2 error.. i'm trying to open it and i did.. but i CANNOT unscrew the screws on the side of the hard drive so i can see inside.. no matter what i tried i still cant seem to unscrew it to get inside the hard drive to fix the problem!!!! help me please!!!!

  • bea_n2doves May 18, 2009

    archos 404 is stuck in recovery (code2) can anyone out there in cyberland help me repair my device? I am lost without it.


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I have an archos 404 the problem is that my archos show me the recovery code 4 to repair or format the disk so when ever i repair and format the disk the problem is solved. so please help me regarding this.

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Hello everybody, i had this same problem with my archos 604 wifi but thankx to someone on another forum i fixed it. it is really easy:

first you take the battery off, then you unscrew the 4 or 6 screw on the sides of the hard drive, then you lift the lid and then the hard drive, VERY CAREFULLY, Then you will see the problem : the little black plug conected through a ribbon to the hard drive is not plugged correctly or it is completely unpluged from the white socket. even if it is not unplugged just make sure it's tight, put everything back together and it should work just fine. ( IT IS A LITTLE DIFFICUL TO SCREW IT BACK TOGETHER BUT YOU"LL GET IT RIGHT) it is a weird problem. but it is easily fixed.

i hope that helps, bye

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  • jasperw Feb 09, 2011

    hi there i did all the things everone is saying but my archos still gives me the recovery code 2
    What must i do now?

    Pls i need some help anyone ;)


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We want archos 404 code they are asking for code so plz give a code now

Posted on Feb 07, 2011

Hi everyone . The Recovery (code2)

Solution = The hard drive ribbon was backwards it has an arrow that points to the hard drive just open archos and flip the ribbon its installed wrong.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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