Archos 504 500870 Digital Media Player - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Batteries and Bulbs.

Archos 504... | Answered on Jun 28, 2017 | 348 views

bad battery bad ones will show charged but cant push out full violts pc needs ok buy new one 1st

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 06, 2013 | 225 views

Please open Battery cover and PRess Small Golden button just near the HDD , it will restart the Devie

Archos 504... | Answered on Mar 27, 2013 | 562 views

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.

Archos 504... | Answered on Sep 27, 2011 | 25 views

the only option is open it up and fix the button with glue.. i tried it.. but be very careful!

Archos 504... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011 | 29 views

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.?????

Archos 504... | Answered on Oct 15, 2017 | 331 views


if your "reset" button doesn't help at all here's what you can do with your Archis 504 that is not booting up:

First press and hold the TV button then press the power button at the same time. It should first boot up to a normal green ARCHOS screen, then it will enter the recovery mode. Once you get into recovery mode select "Repair Disk" and follow the on screen instructions.

When prompted, please place the following file into the 'root directory' of
the unit:

This resolved a lot of the no boot issue with the same device that you have.

Hope this helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Archos 504... | Answered on Jun 25, 2011 | 168 views

Hi janvine...

Deleting Files,Pictures,Videos,Audio
Books, Apps,etc. from MP3 Player/Ipod
Hook up your mp3 player to your computer
Go to your desktop and double left click on "My Computer"
When it opens you will see listing that says "Devices with Removal Storage" your mp3 player should be listed there.
Right click on your mp3 player, and a window will open, right click on "Open" and now your files/songs should be visible.
Hold the left click down and drag it across all the files/songs that you do not want this will highlight the files/songs you do not want, release,right click and then click on "Delete"
Now you mp3 player should be clear of the files/songs you do not want.
This is a FREE answer, Please take time to rate me

Archos 504... | Answered on Jun 05, 2011 | 117 views

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.

Archos 504... | Answered on Jan 14, 2016 | 6,418 views

Be sure you plug it into an "active" USB port with 5 volts and 500mA output.

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 32 views

The Archos need to be plugged into an "active" USB port, giving 5volts and no less than 500mA. Some old computers or laptops could´nt reach this performance.

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 99 views

If you plug the Archos when it is off, wait until main screen appears, press OK button when the message about charging pops up, then press MENu and scroll down to the USB options, select hard drive mode. Please read the manual you can download at Archos official site/support/downloads

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 78 views

A wallcharger with USB A female port, with an output of 5v and 500mA (also you can buy one with an output of 5v and 800mA, 1A, 2A, doesn´t matter because the Archos only will take those 500mA)

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 64 views

You can´t swap the internal hard drive if your current firmware is superior to v1.4.0, because system locks it during bootloading (system reads hard drive ID).

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 125 views

Did you try to reset the device? Turn off the Archos, remove the battery. Near the 2.5" hard disk you will see a small golden button. Press it with the tip of a pen during 10 seconds. Put the battery back and turn on the device. Maybe it helps.

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 118 views

The Archos 504 doesnt fit a camera. You must purchase it as an addon at Archos store or at and connect it to the device.

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 43 views

Maybe the player can´t recognice the video codec of the video file. Try to convert it in one compatible.

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 24 views

That noise is produced by the spin action of the internal 2.5 "hard drive while it is playing music, video,.. Don´t worry about that.

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 41 views

You can drag and drop dvd files (divx/avi+AAC codecs) into the video folder of the device, but in order to play the you must buy the Archos cinema plugin. Visit the Archos official page and search your model.

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 77 views

Es completamente normal que alcance una temperatura dentro de ciertos l?mites, debido al funcionamiento del disco duro interno y de la pantalla al estar encendida (sobre todo al reproducir v?deos). Sin embargo, procura no sobrecalentar el aparato (al reproducir mientras est? conectado al cable de carga, o exponi?ndolo al calor o a la luz solar directa) pues acorta la vida de las bater?as de litio.

Archos 504... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011 | 135 views

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