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Author:  archos204 [ Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:40 am ]
Post subject:  204 harddrive recovery

I'v been directed here by archos support as this device in particular seems to be no longer available or something.

Can anyone help me with -
-i cant charge or operate the device, neither the screen or blue lights work, it is completely broken, history it is
-can i recover the harddrive contents? because i've lost alot of files

any help would be wonderful, thanks alot, Dave x

Author:  Charbax [ Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 204 harddrive recovery

How long time have you been using your 204?

Yup unless your hard drive is broken, then there should be some way to take it out, connect it to a computer somehow and retrieve your files..

For example using a 1.8" USB hard drive case.

Post some closeup pictures or post a video or something of your problem, that might help other people in this forum help you. Like suggest where you should use a screw driver or something. That is if you are sure that you don't want to send it to Archos to repair if it's really broken.

Author:  archos204 [ Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 204 harddrive recovery

It is REALLY broken, but archos cant help me. basically, if there is no way to resurrect it, how can i recover the harddrive content? do you know?x

Author:  b0hoon [ Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 204 harddrive recovery

I don't know what kind of the drive is in 204, but if it's ZIF you must have ZIF to 2,5'' 44 pin IDE convertor, look on ebay. Then you must take out your disk and connect it to the laptop. Using some sort of linux live cd or USB edition, you will be able to copy the content on USB storage drive or burn it on CD/DVD. Or solution above with USB hard drive case is much simpler.

Author:  oahida [ Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 204 harddrive recovery

I am a user for pc.most probably it is 2 years ago.and i faced some problems with this that was most was scren weaverig.i was solved by tech person from which i bought it.then after solving problem i wanted to enhance my hdd capacity and my friend suggest to buy segate hdd http://penta.com.au/index.php?main_page ... s_id=69545

a short time ago, i was struck to hear hitachi is better than segate.
it is correct or not.
for hdd Is brand problem?

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