20 Most Recent Archos 504 500870 Digital Media Player Questions & Answers


I have archos 504 160 gb when it turn on i have

This is a recovery mode, and this menu allows you to:


-Format your hard drive-Restore your system


In case of repair disk is selected :


For the first step you have to go on our website, and download the latest firmware update for your product.


Plug your Archos 504/604 on the computer and copy the firmware previously downloaded at the root of your device.


Disconnect your device as usual, and select done on the screen.

You have to plug the dc adaptor to update successfully, press a button to reboot your device.here is the web address  http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/updates.html?country=us&lang=en&#firm
11/7/2019 1:56:25 AM • Archos 504... • Answered on Nov 07, 2019

Recovery code 2 / system

hey, did you sort this out? If so, how?cause I have the exact same problem...If I manage to be fast enough to press the button to "recover" or "format" before the screen freezes then it just goes into recovery for ages but accomplishes nothing. My computer doesn't recognize my archos so oI can't upload anything or update anything.?????
10/15/2017 7:52:13 AM • Archos 504... • Answered on Oct 15, 2017

Battery needed for Archos 504

Batteries and Bulbs.
6/28/2017 1:55:52 AM • Archos 504... • Answered on Jun 28, 2017

Archos 504

I had a similar problem remove the battery and push the gold coloured reset button. It worked on mine, You don't lose any info doing this. I got the advice from the Archos support phone number CC
2/4/2016 1:45:40 PM • Archos 504... • Answered on Feb 04, 2016

Recovery code 4 on archos 504

I had the same problem and manage to solve it. You need to do the following

a. go to Archos website and download latest firmware and save on your pc
b. turn on 504 and select repair - unit not connected to pc
c. connect 504 to pc and wait until pc recognise it
d. copy firmware from pc and past to 504 root directory.
e. press done on 504. that should work. I've spent the best part of 10 hours looking for a solution to the dreaded recovery code 4. The problem is a corrupt os. I hope you're as lucky as me.
I still have a problem with mine though...a screen that blink constantly.
1/14/2016 10:55:59 AM • Archos 504... • Answered on Jan 14, 2016

Archos 504 Powers Up and Immediately Shuts Down!

bad battery bad ones will show charged but cant push out full violts pc needs ok buy new one 1st
4/6/2013 8:27:18 AM • Archos 504... • Answered on Apr 06, 2013

Archos 504 RESET button

Please open Battery cover and PRess Small Golden button just near the HDD , it will restart the Devie
3/27/2013 1:56:33 AM • Archos 504... • Answered on Mar 27, 2013

Keeps shutting down.

The solution is found! There's no need to format your HDD
- Unplug the battery;
- Press and hold the reset button for 20-25 sec;
- Put the battery back to it's place;
- Charge your device (when you plug the cable in, it turns on (note that a blinking lightning icon appears on the charging indicator), then it turns off with it's "shutting down" message, dont pay attention on this, just let it charge for about 10-15 minutes (note that the CHG bulb won't be lit));
- Turn on your device. The CHG bulb is lit, Archos doesn't shut down
- Enjoy
7/31/2012 12:23:06 PM • Archos 504... • Answered on Jul 31, 2012

Problem in video / picture playback

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
6/13/2012 11:26:02 AM • Archos 504... • Answered on Jun 13, 2012

My 504 Archos will not

Welcome to Fixya. Press the Reset button on the inside of the unit with the battery removed. This should solve the Problem. If not you may need to send it in for repair just make sure you check the warranty of the unit.
Reset button is located under the battery. So remove the battery and look for the button at the end of the archos where the battery pins make contact. To the right of those and half way down between the pins and the case of the hard drive will be a gold round looking circuit. this is the reset. Press it and off you go.

Please let me know what happen. This is the only work around that you can do to fix the issue. The reset button will restore the archos to its original factory settings.
9/27/2011 8:27:32 PM • Archos 504... • Answered on Sep 27, 2011

Hi , i use a archos

the only option is open it up and fix the button with glue.. i tried it.. but be very careful!
9/3/2011 8:00:06 AM • Archos 504... • Answered on Sep 03, 2011
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