20 Most Recent Archos 405 Digital Media Player Questions & Answers

go to archos firmware and download version 2.1.04 to your pc or laptop and save it in a folder then get ur mp4 turn it on and go format you will get a screen that says done leave it on that and connect to your pc or laptop it will recognise your mp4 then go in my computer and open 405 and open your save file and drag the save file into the 405 but NOT into a folder below them and after it has\copied turn the 405 off and start it up should be as good as new

Archos 405... | Answered on Jan 29, 2020


1. Select 2nd option "Repair" or 3rd "Format the disk"
2. Connect 605 to PC using USB wire and find the Driver named "a405" or similar words
3. Copy a firmware to the ROOT directory on the driver mentioned above
4. Keep the USB connected and select "OK" on 405
5. Re-calibrate the screen under Display menu on 405.

The firmware file needs to be name exactly as it is downloaded. I downloaded both OSv2.1.0.4 and OSv2.0.1.0 firmwares to the same folder on my PC. Obviously enough I had to give them different names on the disk, I tried both and neither worked. It turns out the recovery system will not use any firmware unless it is named "firmware_a405f.aos". So if you're like me, copy the firmware over to the root of the USB-drive and then rename to firmware_a405f.aos.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Archos 405... | Answered on Aug 28, 2011

to change the broken screen

Archos 405... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011

we are sorry, i wass search at online shop but no scree fr your mp3 player
but maybe this link will helpful

Archos 405... | Answered on Mar 24, 2011

I have anArchos 404 and the charger port came away
can it be repaired
where can I take it to get it fixed
Aproximately what will it cost

Archos 405... | Answered on Mar 10, 2011



When I switch on my Archos device, the following message is displayed: "Would you like to recover your system?" What does it mean and what should I do?

It means that there is a hard drive error due to damage. The hard drive can be repaired by selecting 'Repair Disk'.

I tried to translate this for you using Google Translate, but Fixya would not allow it.

Good luck from Detroit, MI, USA.

Archos 405... | Answered on Feb 17, 2011

From Archos' support website FAQ:

When I switch on my Archos device, the following message is displayed: "Would you like to recover your system?" What does it mean and what should I do?

You are on the recovery mode screen. It means that your hard drive has been damaged and must be repaired or formatted.
With this system recovery mode, you will have to select between "Repair Disk" and "Format Disk".
Start by selecting "Repair Disk" and follow the instructions displayed on the screen. See the full PDF manual (available on the Archos web site) on how to use the Repair and Format options.

If repairing the disk did not work, try formatting the disk by selecting "Format Disk". Note that the formatting will erase all data.

If you still cannot restart your Archos after trying a system recovery, you should contact Archos technical support.


Archos 405... | Answered on Feb 17, 2011

change media player to vlc media player your codecs doesnt formate the video.

Archos 405... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011

It has been infected with a virus. Get an anti virus loaded or get it flushed with one. That will remove it & allow you full access.

Archos 405... | Answered on Dec 04, 2010

come si fa a ripararlo

Archos 405... | Answered on Nov 08, 2010

In albums you cant shuffle the songs there is no way to do it.But you can shuffle the songs in play list.

1)In “Playlist” you have shuffle mode:
2)“Shuffle”: randomly shuffles the order of the songs in the current playlist.

1)In the Music mode, you can access the Music Player settings screen by using the
“Settings” menu item
2)Use the left/right arrows to select a different setting for a parameter.

Click here to download the user manual.This will help you a lot.
Then in that page click "security code" hyper link and follow the screen.

post a comment for further assistance.
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Archos 405... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

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