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Frozen hard drive (disk reading error on Archos 104)

Archos 104 hard drive appears to be frozen. Device is just clicking. Had a creative and could reset it, but this doesn't appear to be the case. Msg says: read access error! can't read from hard disk.

Is there anything I can do at home please?

regards,

Des

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  • chascon Apr 10, 2008

    i have a problem with my archos 104 too.
    I cant turn it on. and when its conected to my computer, it doesnt appear on "My PC", but i can see 2 blue lights on my Archos device. One says "ON" and the other one says "CHG".
    When i try to turn it on, a hourglass appears and then the screen turns off.
    sorry for my bad english, im from chile :P

    thanks

  • Gumbo1417 Jun 01, 2008

    My archos device has a black screen slightley lit up and the 2 lights (CHG and ON) wont go of. I dont no how to reset it

  • Des Maguire Jun 20, 2008

    Hi,



    FAO the guest who replied on the 14th April: I'd be interested to know how you reformatted the 104? Is there a way to do this that is not written in the manual? I can't see any access for a reset hole, to use a pin etc.



    cheers,



    and thanks,



    Des Maguire

  • psingle0405 Jul 31, 2008

    My daughter has the same problem... just getting an your glass... please please help.



    psingle0357@netzero.com

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    i have the same problem too but i can't see anything



  • MAGED DOKHAN Nov 03, 2008

    READ ACCESS ERROR FOR ARCHOS XS202

  • Flux123 Apr 29, 2009

    Lately i've been having to charge my player a lot more then before and when i turn on my player now it freezes up and takes a long time to load the song to play. When the song DOES start playing i can't turn up or turn down the volume or switch the song or go to any of the other menu's. How do you restart the player or is there away to change the battery or something?



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4 Answers

Im havin the same dam problem with the lights and clickin nosie and it wont turn on im pissed

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

I had the same problem and it was also the battery, one of the soldered on terminals had broken loose, i resoldered it and its fine

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

I found the solution un my case.
The problem was the battery, it wasnt well conected, so i wasnt able to turn it off.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

I had the same problem as well. i ended up reformatting it. but now my mac or pc will not mount it at all.
good luck.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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