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Archos screen only

WHen i turn it on or plug it in I see the Archos logo screen only. sometimes it flashes and starts over with the boot up logo again but never gets passed it. I have tried the reset button but no go.

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  • gen8 Jun 13, 2008

    i also have the same problem - all i see is the archos screen! Have tried the reset button but when i turned it back on the same thing! Anyone any ideas? where would i even go to try and repair it?

  • ivanbb91126 Jun 15, 2008

    mine is just the same, it wont get over the green ARCHOS screen, omg what have i done????? can anyone please help

  • lerniefal899 Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem, however i have searched through and tried all the suggested solutions here and on other websites and none of them work, it just stays stuck in the startup screen, with the red hard drive led and power lights on, when i conect it to my computer the same happens and also the charging led does not come on.

    Please if anyone has any other ways to fix this problem let me know.

  • iain1917 Nov 24, 2008

    The solutions do not work if you can't get out of the recovery screen.  When I try the repair, the screen switches to the Archos logo, then a brief flash of a checking partition, and then straight back into the recovery screen.  The reset button doesn't work and the pc does not recognise the archos at all.  That means that there is no option to load up any firmware update.  Is there any solution short of dropping the stupid thing (and all my music and photos) into the bin?  Please note that I have tried all of the proposed solutions already.

  • FdR2 Mar 21, 2009

    Same problem. I'm just having the Archos logo, sometimes scrambled.
    Reseting the device does not solve the problem.
    Pressing Power and TV/LCD does not make the device entering in recovery mode.
    Anything else I could do ?
    Thanks


  • kurodoura May 11, 2010

    How did you get it to open into the recovery screen, because my archos wont do it if i holf both the TV/LCD button and power
    button simultaneously

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Solution found!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you so much for the support of the Archos team. here is what i did to repair my 504
if your "reset" button doesn't help at all, this is what you'll do.

If you power on the unit by pressing and holding the TV/LCD button and power
button simultaneously the unit will boot into a recovery screen. Once in this
screen choose "Repair Disk" and follow the on screen instructions.

When prompted, please place the following file into the 'root directory' of
the unit:

http://update.archos.com/4/a504/a504_r1.6.53/a504.aos

before i found this solution, i've already given up on my 504, but now it's back!!!! REBIRTH!!!
thanks once again to Tony H from Archos Technical Support

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

  • ivanbb91126 May 08, 2009

    hold the tv button slightly earlier than holding the power button,
    first tv then power (while still pressing the tv button). it should
    first boot up to a normal green ARCHOS screen, then it will enter the
    recovery mode.


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Hey!
i was just about to send my Archos to that stupid company because that's all what the technician told me to do... i was actually checkin online to see where to get the serial number on my device when i saw that solution; i didnt believe it until the very end but IT WORKS!!!! thanks to you all, these archos ******* were asking me 150$ to fix that ridiculous bug... Long live internet and free information sharing!!!
Peace y'all!
Kevin from Montréal

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • rouskev Jan 15, 2009

    sorry, i forgot to mention i was referring to solution number 1 haha..

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