Question about Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player
Hello, like a fool I went onto the demo firmware on my machine. I tried the reset button a number of times but it comes back to the demo screen. Now I am getting a screen titled Recovery 108, with the option to repair or format my system. I have tried to upload the new firmware onto it but nothing happens. Please can you help me as I think it is shagged.
In order to fix this issue, we are going to need to force the unit into a
recovery application. In order to do this please make sure that the unit is
completely shut off. When the unit is off, you are going to want to press and
hold the TV/LCD button and the power button at the same time until a recovery
code 101 pops onto the screen. As soon as you see this, let the buttons go.
Once you got this screen up, you are going to want to repair the operating
system by arrowing down and clicking repair. After this is done it is going
to ask you to connect your device to the computer and install an update file.
In order to do this, you are going to want to go to www.archos.com and go to
downloads. You are going to want to download the firmware for your unit.
After the firmware is saved to your desktop, plug the unit into the computer
and open up "My computer" and you should see the Archos in the list
Your going to want to copy the firmware onto the root directory and not in
any file folders. Once the firmware is on the Root directory, go ahead and
unplug the unit from the computer. It should still say Please plug your
device into the computer and install an update file. Click OK. After this is
done, it is going to tell you to please connect DC or USB in to continue with
the update. Go ahead and let the unit install and reboot. After this is
done, you should be able to use the unit properly. If the unit still does not
work properly, we are going to have to create an RMA for the Archos. If you
need anything else, Please feel free to contact us via Email or at
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
Lease i have the same probleme and need to fix it!all my travel picture on the dis!
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
Device needs to be pluggeg in before the format process is started otherwise pc will not read the Archos's HDD i have done this at least 8 times read the buttom and follow it carefully step by step
I fixed my son's 605 4 GB had Recovery code (104) on it. and i tried the same solution with error 102 and 108 and it worked
* Download the firware Upgrade 2.1
* Plug the Archos to Pc
* When the white option screen comes up pick the format disk
* Wait until all done do not pick any option on archos after format is done Pc should recognize your archos in 5 seconds
* Put the firmware in root section of the archos not in any folder.
* Safely remove the usb for Archos from your pc first and then unplug the cable.
* Do not pick any option on the Archos screen
* Just turn it off from the power button by holding it until it turns off
* Wait a couple seconds and plug it back to pc
* it will come up with white screen again but this time it will start the Update you will see the progress bar moving, wait until it is all done, it will shut off. Turn it back on and your archos will be back to normal You need to load your plugins back in order to device to function fully.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
I am a technician for the technical support department at Archos. For the plug-ins, DON'T REPURCHASE, call us to resend them.
Best above solution is true, good job. There are a couple other solutions, too. Using a pc w/our units is better than using a Mac, but both work. I don't have time to comment on the rest, sorry...
Other FAQ's can be found on www.archos.com.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
Pour ressoudre mon appreille archos on me demande would you like to recover your systeme
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
I had the same problem, but made a mistake in the recovery process. Finally corrected my mistake & made it work.
1. Downloaded the latest firmware from archos into a download directory on my computer
2. Formated the archos drive 3. Copied the a605 to my computer's desktop. (This was my problem - Make sure the file name on the desktop hasn't changed from the original download file name). If the file is a duplicate, the file name will have changed.
4. Connect the a605 to your computer
5. Copy the new firmware to the root of the drive.
6. Press ok and all is well.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
I have a similar problem but with error code 102. Have tried all the methods above but when I opt for repair (or format) the unit reboots after about 20 seconds backk to the same screen.
Any other specila tips out there?
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
Press the TV and POWER BUTTON at the same time until it places your Archos in System Recovery Mode.
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
I just get a black screen on or off nonthing else never droped it never got wet nonthing
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
This happend when the Archos guys try to make money from free public software linux.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
Ok i posted #4 solution and a solution i have is simple heres a link to a image of the reset button -k-
use a paper clip or something that is thin enough to press the reset button. im pointing directly to the hole that the button is located. so please be simple its easy. anyways good luck ok
also when you reset it you will still get the demo mode screen then it should flash and the Archos entertainment your way should pop up if it doesnt work post the results -k-
its edward again for those who are blond.
my distro is Fedora 8
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Im a linux user and i was getting the 101 code now im getting the 108 error i dont have any idea of what is going on and wold like to have this fixed as this to me is extreamly fustrating and im quite enfuriated that the MVista system is as crappy as it is. i would like to know directly from the techs at archos who designed the os on how to fix it my e-mail is
and i can send my firmware # to confirm the product its a 605 wifi
i love the device but would like the problem fixed. as soon as possible.
my name is edward
device purchased at office depot
the os is i beleiev debian based and would like to have help but i dont expect it. guess know its a damn $300 paper weight. its ridiculous.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
I got the recovery code 108 error when i turn on the archos i come up this screen about this code 108 error i try install an firewire updater but when i install it and restart the archos it still does it this thing i don't install this because it might cause problems to you and your archos from anoymus
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
I had the same problem. The way to fix it is
1. Download the latest firmware from archos
2. Format the drive
3. Connect the a605 to your computer
4. Copy the new firmware to the root of the drive...... it may be necessary to assign a drive letter to the drive from the disk management mmc
5. Press ok and u're done
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
I tried ALL of the above, but i still get the 108 or 101 error and i also get the message that the update can't be executed or something, anyways, exept for the wite screen with format or restore option on it, all it does is flash a bit :'( *cries*
Posted on May 22, 2009
Ihr müsst auf archos.com/register das pma400_recovery und das firmware_a605.aos dowloaden, und das auf den Archos laden. Der Archos sollte im Arbeitsplatz zu öffnen sein . . . Viel Glück
Posted on May 14, 2008
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