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I have an Archos 605 80 GB and when I turn it on it says "Archos Entertainment Your Way" and makes this funny noise until it turns off. When I plug it into the USB it does the same thing then a message will appear that says the system is corrupt with options: Repair or Format Disk. I have chosen both of these options but with the same result - the screen goes back to the logo: Archos Entertainment Your Way and repeats the same process. What do I do?

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Unfortunately this means the hard drive in the device has failed.. that is what that funny sound you hear indicates... thats the actual drive trying to turn on and failing..

If it's under warranty (less than a year old) you can still get it repaired, otherwise it is not cost effective to repair the device, you can just replace it for less than it costs to fix.

Thanks, let me know if you have any questions or concerns, just reply to my answer here and I will be right back with you.

Tim

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