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My Archos 3vision shows a red screen when I try to charge it. Is it knackered or can it be repaired

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SOURCE: archos 605 wifi frozen/bricked

You need reset the master reset on your wifi ...
In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does not respond anymore, try to reset
it: press the button for 15 seconds (the ARCHOS will shut down completely)
and turn it on as usual.
If this does not work, you can also press the “master reset” button as shown below.
You can use the end of a paper clip to press the button in the hole.

Please click on this link to download the manual:

Use this link to contact tech support from the company website:

good luck...................

Posted on May 21, 2008



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My archos 5 IMT 160 gb has a blank screen. It looks like is charged. I makes noise while is starting up, but the screen is blank. I* charged for over 10 hours.

Screen is blank?
Do you mean you won't see anything at all like the signup colorful screen that says "ARCHOS Entertaining your way" ?

If your battery is full charged (did  the CHG LED green light blink when it finished charging?), and you have a blank screen, do you have a serious problem indeed. If your unit is under warranty your best and only way is contact Archos.

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Once you format your device it wipes out most of the information on your archos including the Firmware. You need to connect your archos to your computer and download the firmware from the main Archos site. Copy the firmware to your device. Diconnect the device from your computer using the safe disconnect feature. When your archos restarts it will either automatically recognize the new firmware and update itself or it will bring up the repair screen. One version of this screen has the options "do nothing", "repair device", or "format". Choose repair device. This will start the update sequence.
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