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My Archos 504 will not boot up... it freezes on the Archos logo screen and never fully boots to the OS. I have tried the reset button but that does not seem to do anything. I can hear the hard drive spinning and ever once in a while I see the Archos logo flickering. The computer will also no longer recognize the unit when I plug it in via USB... Do I have a bad hard drive or am I missing something?

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  • E V Di Massa Jun 25, 2011

    Dear Jem07,

    We tried the TV button power trick before and got nothing.

    Still having the exact same problem.

    Even a computer does not 'see' the Archos.

    Any other ideas?



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Hi,

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:

http://update.archos.com/4/a504/a504_r1.6.53/a504.aos

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

Hope this helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 25, 2011

  • Jemalyn Labaguis Jun 25, 2011


    Hi,

    This is most likely a hard drive problem. However,I would suggest to call Archos Technical Support first for they may have advance troubleshooting to suggest for you. You may call them at 877-300-8879
    9am - 8pm CST (Monday - Friday)
    10am- 6pm CST (Saturday)

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you for using FixYa.

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