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Recovery Code 2 on Archos 604 WiFi

It was dropped and this message comes on.  When you click on repair nothing happens.  The screen etc seems to be intact, tried to take battery and re-install nothing happened.

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  • ajcars Dec 25, 2007

    Mines different, its the archos 404.The same meassage comes up though. the screen comes up when i turn it on. I need help

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. Sent it to Archos and the tech wanted US$140 for repair the hard drive. I bought a new one for $200.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. Sent it to Archos and the tech wanted US$140 for repair the hard drive. I bought a new one for $200.

  • raybo12 Feb 19, 2008

    ARCHOS 604 WIFI WAS DROPPED,NOW DISPLAYS HDD RECOVERY

    USB ALSO FORMAT DISK,WHEN YOU CLICK ON THESE A MESSAGE APPEARS ROOT PARTITION INFO WRITE ERROR....MEDI FAILED

  • benniefieldj Oct 01, 2008

    recovery code 2 keeps coming up on my archos

  • al jones Nov 22, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    MY ARCHOS 604 WAS ON THE BATRY REMOVED AND PUT IT BACK NOW DISPLAYS HDD RECOVERY
    USB ALSO FORMAT DISK,WHEN YOU CLICK ON THESE A MESSAGE APPEARS ROOT PARTITION INFO WRITE ERROR....MEDI FAILED

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    i dropped mine and the HDD recovery screen is the only one that comes on. it also shows usb/ format disc, however it is frozen and i con do nothing. it will not even connect to my computer.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    recovery(code)

    sistem is damage

  • al jones May 11, 2010

    how do i fix it

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The solution I found to reset the hard drive. Follow these procedures:
1. Remove the battery.
2. Unscrew the 2 screws on the right side of the battery compartment.
3. Loosen the 4 screws on the other side of the unit, but be very careful not to take them out, leave part of the screw in the hole, because if you don't, you'll have a hard time putting them back later as I found out. Now I have one loose screw on the bottom left.
4. Open the back cover carefully and make sure the 4 screws on the side are still intact. Adjust these screws if you have to but make sure they don't come all the way out. After opening the cover you'll see the hard drive and you'll probably see the connecting cable is loose. Lift out the hard drive and tighten the cable.
5. Replace the cover, tighten all the screws, and you are set.
After that, my 604wifi was able to start up normally and the recovery message is gone. A new problem now is the unit will turn off by itself after about 20 seconds. I suspected it was because of the loose screw, but I just don't have the time to fool with it now, well...future project.



Posted on Oct 01, 2008

  • Clint Copes May 19, 2012

    Wow. This fix was spot on. Only problem was I could not get the hard drive out w/o taking out the screws (didn't read variation instructions) and yes, I can't get 2 screws back in properly so i just put tape over them but my ARCHOS is back from the dead after years of collecting dust. Thank you so much.

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Slight but important variation ...

Keep each screw with the original screw hold it came out of - it will greatly assist with replacement when needed. A magnetic screwdriver really helps here.

Looking from the back at all times:
1 - Remove battery
2 - Remove two screws to right of battery department
3 - Loosen (and you may well have to remove) the two screws on the now right face that are most rearwards (furthest from the LCD) - do NOT remove the two screws on the side nearest the LCD - this is unnecessary.
4 - *Gently* lift disk drive at top (opposite end from ribbon) and press in connector at the drive and on the board
5 - Replace the rear cover
6 - Carefully restart each screw - it is very easy to strip the threads in the hole.
7 - Replace battery and power up

It worked for me :-)

PK

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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    Randy Crawford Jan 11, 2020

    You are so right about stripping out the threads.

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I had the same exact problem to the T. All i did was unscrew the tiny scrws next to the battery pack. Then took the back off made everything fit back tightly together than rescrewed the screws. It is working for now

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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Download latest firmware
http://gofurygo.blogspot.com/2006/11/archos-604-wifi-firware-updated.html

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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Take help from online websites that have this service like helping in repair some like reliable-store have instant help.. others are a bit slow which I don't prefer... rest is up to u.. U can also get free manuals

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I followed the instructions and checked it was tight and put it back together and still had same problem.
So I opened it again and disconected the drive cable from the board and then reconnected it and put back together again.
When I tried it was working again, the cable must have not been in right.
So move the holding tab to release the cable and reinsert cable and move the tab back again so you know it's 100% connected.
The ports on the bottomw were not working either till I did this so if that is same for you then do as I did.

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Kcwc or solution number 2 gave me a great start to solve my problem.  I had the red screen and the error (code 2).  However my harddisk was ticking like a bomb, but it was only doing tick, tick, tick.etc   Upon removing the lid of the hard drive the arm that reads the disc was stuck.  Gently I moved the arm away from the disc, and do not worry if you hear a snap.  I tested it with a USB to IDE/SATA Adapter and it ran exellent.

thanks kcwc!

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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The problem isn't downloading the firmware, the problem is that you can't load it to the archos!

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So, I have this same problem and updating the firmware would be a GREAT solution IF you can get it to connect to your computer. You have to connect the USB from the menu and you did not get the option here. Customer service told me that it has to be sent in for repair.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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