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Archos 504 comes on when plugged in briefly but no charge

My archos 504 quit charging right a while back   when i plug it in it starts up and begins charging but shuts itself down or just shuts off shortly after and won't charge, a friend reccomended contect cleaner from guitar center   that didn't help   i have the 250g model and would love to get it working again   if i have to format so be it i just want it to work again

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I had the exact same problem, I looked a bit on the net and I found the answer. What you have to do is push the reset button when your archos isn't plugged on. The reset button is located behind the battery ( you'll have to the remove the battery ) near the pins that connects the archos to its battery. It looks like a gold circle and if you push it you'll see it's a button. After pushing the reset button try to put the battery on back again and replug your archos, it should work normally now.
Good luck !

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I have archos 504 160 gb when it turn on i have message (recovery code 4) would you like to recover your system ? no - repair disk - format disk when i push no no thing action . when push repair or...


This is a recovery mode, and this menu allows you to:

 

-Format your hard drive
-Restore your system

 

In case of repair disk is selected :

 

For the first step you have to go on our website, and download the latest firmware update for your product.

 

Plug your Archos 504/604 on the computer and copy the firmware previously downloaded at the root of your device.

 

Disconnect your device as usual, and select done on the screen.

You have to plug the dc adaptor to update successfully, press a button to reboot your device.here is the web address  http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/updates.html?country=us&lang=en&#firm

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After I power on the archos it powers down right away...I plug it in to charge and it does not say it is charging...I also can not get the power light to shut off... I have tried plugging it in to both car...


Hello :

Simply you need to replace your media player battery with new one . It seems that the battery life is ended . When battery life is ended , it can't be recharged anymore .
If that didn't help , then you need to check if the power charger is in good condition . If the power charger is in good condition , then the problem will be with the charging jack . For charging jack problem , you need to take your media player to a repair shop .

good luck .

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My archos 504 wont charge when i connect to my computer


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.

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

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Keeps shutting down.


The solution is found! There's no need to format your HDD
So.
- Unplug the battery;
- Press and hold the reset button for 20-25 sec;
- Put the battery back to it's place;
- Charge your device (when you plug the cable in, it turns on (note that a blinking lightning icon appears on the charging indicator), then it turns off with it's "shutting down" message, dont pay attention on this, just let it charge for about 10-15 minutes (note that the CHG bulb won't be lit));
- Turn on your device. The CHG bulb is lit, Archos doesn't shut down
- Enjoy

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try resetting it via the button under the battery cover next to the hard drive, and if not, connect it to your pc, and format it as quick as poss.

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Archos 504 charging


just for mat it . its the best way to recover it

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I had a similar problem remove the battery and push the gold coloured reset button. It worked on mine, You don't lose any info doing this. I got the advice from the Archos support phone number CC

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