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Only showing in black and white

I download movies from my computer to my Archos 504, and they play back without a problem. But when I play them on my tv using the docking station, they only show in black and white. What could be the problem. I'm using a S-video cable to connect the device to my television using a RF Modulator.

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Problem fixed by going to 2nd menu group (left click the menu button) display>external display and selecting s-video (this is the cable I use)

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I was given an archos but can't seem to figure out archos 504


You can download the manual from the manufacturer's web site at
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You should perform this when it is on
problem solve #1
* Press the reset button on the buttom of the device using a papr clip. It should shut it off. then try to turn it on again.

try the next if the problem still exist.

Problem solve 2

* Download the latest frimware from Archos.com on to the desktop on your computer ( i recommend desktop because it will be easy to find) Then plug the device to a pc Using USB cable. turn the archos on by holding power switch and TV/LCD buttons at the same time until a white screen comes up. it should ask for Usb. if it does pick the ubs. if it does not give you a USB option but these "NO", "REPAIRE", "FORMAT" move the curser to repaire. do not pick the format which will delete all the contents and plugins you have on your device.

after repaire completes it should say done. do not press the done wait until you see the archos connection under My computer. it should normaly come up with name 504 or you will be able to see the archos icon. place the firmware in to the main drirector not under any folder. then press the ok button to confirm the "done" device will power off and start with a white screen again but this time it will update the firmware and restart do not unplug the Usb cable until the update completes. It should restart again and load the normal user interface. Your device should be fine and back to normal.

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Please open Battery cover and PRess Small Golden button just near the HDD , it will restart the Devie

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I own an Archos 504, i purhcased today a DVR Station GEN 5, the box states compatibility with the 405 and 605, is it compatibble with the 504 too? could you confirm this please before i open the box many...


yes it is compatible but the remote wont work for Archos 504. also, u'll require saddle for 504(usually comes as part of package). dont try to put your archos on the dock without a saddle.

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quality of video? the playback is set by techs at the factory usally a boring screen with all the colors and black and white...it consistant the tech problably never tested it and passed it. they all need adjustments and precise to. take it back for a exchange. CrazyLarry

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