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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:50 am 
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Hello unfortunately I couldnÔÇÖt register my product in order to contact Customer support at Archos.com as my product is no longer functional

I need some help with my product Archos 705 WIFI Model Number 42745.

My 80GB Archos 705 WIFI developed a fault with its internal Hitachi 80 GB Hard Drive (HDD) I have replaced this with a newly Fat 32 formatted Hitachi 80 GB Hard Drive, however the problem now is that when I power on my Archos 705, it shows the Archos logo like normal but then goes to ÔÇ£HDD_Recovery_2ÔÇØ and gives me two options, USB and Format HDD.

I have selected Format Drive, it formatted and set Media folder etc then the system reboot but unfortunately it returned me to the same ÔÇ£HDD_Recovery_2ÔÇØ mode menu.

Is there anyway to get my Archos 705 80GB working like normal with this new HDD?

I understand that replacing of HDD drive is restricted to prevent copying of DRM content, however if possible I would like to completely format my Archos 705 system so that I can get functionality back like when it was new, please let me know how to accomplish this, I have already tried to copy the latest Firmware (OS) update file to the root of this new hard drive and the system did update but unfortunately it returned me to the ÔÇ£HDD_Recovery_2ÔÇØ mode menu.

As you know these 2.5ÔÇØ HDDs are known to fail because if inadequate cooling so it was expected to fail, so its stupid of this restriction.

Hope you can help

Thank you


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Drives are 'mapped' to individual machines. The serial number or other identifier is carried on it's HD so it's not just a matter of fitting a new one.
Do a search for hard drive replacement.

There is a member 'Junior' who specialised in replacing these drives, he may still be in business.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:16 am 
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same problem


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:52 pm 
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This mentions 'Junior''s site.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=39669


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