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Archos 604 hard drive problem

Mine dropped, and now the hard drive is disconnected. Can you describe how the hd connects with the ribbon piece, or point me to somewhere i might see instructions for this. Much thanks, as I've enjoyed this for several years and not quite ready to part as it ahs been working fine.

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There is a nice pictorial dissasembly at this site:
http://archos.grimchuck.com/disassemble-tuto/EN/index.html

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Archos 604 (not wi-fi) does not recognize the hard disk in any mode

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Read more: How to Replace The iPod Display ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5763780_replace-ipod-display.html#ixzz1gn0Sfes3


How to Replace The iPod Display
Replacing your iPod's screen is actually a lot easier than you would expect. The kind folks at Apple have made access to the inside of the iPod very easy, making for quick upgrades and fixes. While you have the iPod open, you can also upgrade the internal hard drive to a much larger capacity to hold more movies, music and photos. Replacement screens for the iPod are very easy to come by these days, so get a hold of one of those from an online retailer and replace it yourself, instead of getting charged by Apple to do something you can easily do at home.

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1 Replacing your iPod's screen is actually a lot easier than you would expect. The kind folks at Apple have made access to the inside of the iPod very easy, making for quick upgrades and fixes. While you have the iPod open, you can also upgrade the internal hard drive to a much larger capacity to hold more movies, music and photos. Replacement screens for the iPod are very easy to come by these days, so get a hold of one of those from an online retailer and replace it yourself, instead of getting charged by Apple to do something you can easily do at home.
2 Use your flat screwdriver and gently insert it into the small crack between the iPod case and the iPod backing. Once you have the tool slightly inside the crack, slide it around the entire iPod to pry the pieces apart. Be very careful not to pull them apart, as there are three ribbon connectors that need to be disconnected first.
3 Lift up the ribbon connector that connects to the hard drive, which is large and blue, and disconnect the hard drive. Release the ribbon that connects to the battery, the smaller blue object, and disconnect it. Release the final ribbon by lifting up its tab. Unhook the final ribbon to disconnect it.
4 Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the six screws around the iPod front cover. Remove the frame of the iPod front cover. Unhook the screen's ribbon and pull out the iPod screen. Insert your new iPod screen and work backward to put everything back together. Don't forget to connect all of the ribbons

5 Turn on your iPod to test your new iPod screen.

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Things You'll NeedSmall flat-head screwdriverPhillips-head screwdriverReplacement screen

Tips & Warnings
This will void your warranty, so if your iPod is still under warranty, you might as well allow Apple to fix it.



How to Replace The iPod Display
Replacing your iPod's screen is actually a lot easier than you would expect. The kind folks at Apple have made access to the inside of the iPod very easy, making for quick upgrades and fixes. While you have the iPod open, you can also upgrade the internal hard drive to a much larger capacity to hold more movies, music and photos. Replacement screens for the iPod are very easy to come by these days, so get a hold of one of those from an online retailer and replace it yourself, instead of getting charged by Apple to do something you can easily do at home.

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1 Replacing your iPod's screen is actually a lot easier than you would expect. The kind folks at Apple have made access to the inside of the iPod very easy, making for quick upgrades and fixes. While you have the iPod open, you can also upgrade the internal hard drive to a much larger capacity to hold more movies, music and photos. Replacement screens for the iPod are very easy to come by these days, so get a hold of one of those from an online retailer and replace it yourself, instead of getting charged by Apple to do something you can easily do at home.
2 Use your flat screwdriver and gently insert it into the small crack between the iPod case and the iPod backing. Once you have the tool slightly inside the crack, slide it around the entire iPod to pry the pieces apart. Be very careful not to pull them apart, as there are three ribbon connectors that need to be disconnected first.
3 Lift up the ribbon connector that connects to the hard drive, which is large and blue, and disconnect the hard drive. Release the ribbon that connects to the battery, the smaller blue object, and disconnect it. Release the final ribbon by lifting up its tab. Unhook the final ribbon to disconnect it.
4 Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the six screws around the iPod front cover. Remove the frame of the iPod front cover. Unhook the screen's ribbon and pull out the iPod screen. Insert your new iPod screen and work backward to put everything back together. Don't forget to connect all of the ribbons

5 Turn on your iPod to test your new iPod screen.

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I have the same problem and I do not know how to fix it. The problem with mine is that I have replace the hard drive with a new one so it does not have the original files. Does it connect through the USB connection and does the computer detect it?

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The ribbon cable should slide into the connector but be careful since that latch can break.
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