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Archos av400 will not turn on or charge, even through the computer

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SOURCE: it won't start. my Archos AV400

Probably a bad connection from the drop, or one of the ribbons has gotten loose. The only way to tell, is to open up the player and examine it and look for damage.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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SOURCE: i have a archos av400

If it is a av400 series
plug it into the computer and attempt to format it.
If it fails its a very high probability the hard drive has failed.
there is a slight possibility its the ribbon cable that connects the drive to the main board or the controller in the archos so I would check the drive after removal and prior to buying a new one.
this can be done in a usb caddy or with a 3.5" to 2.5" converter (about $5 on ebay) letting you put the drive in a PC for testing.

If its above 40gb any 2.5" laptop drive upto 100gb can be fitted.
If its a 20gb you need a single platter 1.8" ata drive

any further questions just ask

Posted on May 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Archos AV400 Power Adapter

wallwart is model # trc-05-1600 made by group west I have one, though I cant let it go... BUT may battery is dead and i have to unscrew? the back to replace it. Got any tips for me?

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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Hi I have the 605wifi so would think they are the same, it says
5volts dc the attatched plug (cylindrical) has + pos inside,
-neg is on the outside.
I would also make sure its a regulated output.
Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Stuck on the ARCHOS Screen and it won't do any thing

A) Download the firmware from Archos and save it to your desktop (Make sure the file name on the desktop hasn't changed from the original download file name)

B) The Archos 705:
1- Connect the unit to its power source.
2- Start the unit in recovery mode: Press the TV button first then the power on/off and keep pressing TV button (do not release it)
3- The recovery mode will start (the screen that asks for repair or format etc…)
4- Select "Repair" by scrolling up and down with the TV Button (it is all explained to move through the menu at the top of the Archos screen) (Do not press "Format" at any time)
5- Now that you are on "Repair" select it to validate your selection
6- The unit will go to "Plug the unit etc…" plug it with the USB cable to the computer
8- Wait until Pc should recognizes your Archos (around 5 seconds)

C) Computer
1- From your computer select the firmware file you downloaded from the net and put it in your Archos (in the root folder, nowhere else, where it has the folders, music, videos, pictures etc… as a file)

D) On the Archos 705:
1- Select "Ok" on the Archos (on & off button) shortly to select and confirm the file is now on the Archos
2- you are done! The Archos 5 or 7 should now read through the file you have transferred and repair the system
3- DO NOT DISCONNECT the power cable until the process is finished
4- When done safely disconnect (as you usually do, for Mac trash the letter of the Archos to the bin or for PC's: right click the green icon bottom right of the screen for xp & vista)
5- Press on/off button to reboot

Your unit should restart with a fresh repaired, updated system like day one.
Good luck!

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Hi I have the 605wifi so would think they are the same, it says
5volts dc the attatched plug (cylindrical) has + pos inside,
-neg is on the outside.
I would also make sure its a regulated output.
Hope this helps

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wallwart is model # trc-05-1600 made by group west I have one, though I cant let it go... BUT may battery is dead and i have to unscrew? the back to replace it. Got any tips for me?

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If it is a av400 series
plug it into the computer and attempt to format it.
If it fails its a very high probability the hard drive has failed.
there is a slight possibility its the ribbon cable that connects the drive to the main board or the controller in the archos so I would check the drive after removal and prior to buying a new one.
this can be done in a usb caddy or with a 3.5" to 2.5" converter (about $5 on ebay) letting you put the drive in a PC for testing.

If its above 40gb any 2.5" laptop drive upto 100gb can be fitted.
If its a 20gb you need a single platter 1.8" ata drive

any further questions just ask

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I suggest you visit the web page of Archos and download last update for you.

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It won't start. my Archos AV400


Probably a bad connection from the drop, or one of the ribbons has gotten loose. The only way to tell, is to open up the player and examine it and look for damage.

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This is a hardware problem, and it might be a ribbon cable that has come loose or cracked. Also, the backlight might be the problem. The av400 series was the same lcd as the av300 series and can be found at www.hotmp3technology.com. Haven't found any other place that stocks lcds.

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