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by itm
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Patched Archos 5 bootlooping
Replies: 1
Views: 5452

Re: Patched Archos 5 bootlooping

I've now got this back, and have repeated the process described here to apply the patched firmware: https://sites.google.com/site/archos5imt/patched-fw The Archos keeps booting into recovery mode (code 109), seemingly not accepting the firmware update. I've tried copying firmware-a57-1.6.54-patched....
by itm
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Problem mounting hidden partition (reinstalling patched firmware)
Replies: 0
Views: 4329

Problem mounting hidden partition (reinstalling patched firmware)

I am trying to re-install patched firmware 1.6.54 on my Archos 5, which had been upgraded with a 750GB HDD. I sold this to someone who started complaining that it wouldn't boot after he'd had it for a week, and I don't know what he did to it but when I try to boot it goes straight into recovery mode...
by itm
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Patched Archos 5 bootlooping
Replies: 1
Views: 5452

Patched Archos 5 bootlooping

I patched my Archos 5 (Gen 6) about 9 years ago using the instructions here: https://sites.google.com/site/archos5imt/patched-fw I then upgraded the HDD to a 750GB drive and it worked great for 9 years. I then sold the unit a couple of weeks ago, having first connected it to a PC and deleted all my ...
by itm
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Has anyone repaired a DVR station Remote?
Replies: 0
Views: 8275

Has anyone repaired a DVR station Remote?

My DVR station Remote (106712) needs to be repaired - one of the +ve battery terminals has eroded away to nothing. I've been trying to open up the unit to see if I can repair it, but am having a lot of difficulty prising it open, and am worried about breaking it completely. Has anyone managed to ope...
by itm
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: DVR station Remote broken - any Android remote apps?
Replies: 1
Views: 5366

DVR station Remote broken - any Android remote apps?

The remote control for my Archos 5 DR station has finally given up the ghost. Does anyone know if there's an Android IR remote app that can control the DVR station?
by itm
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Handbrake settings for playback on Archos 5?
Replies: 0
Views: 8054

Handbrake settings for playback on Archos 5?

I want to convert some of my Humax Foxsat HDR recordings for playback on my Archos 5 Internet Media Table (non-Android). My first attempt at playing back a converted recording gave me this error on the Archos: "Image size too big for codec H.264 (1280x720)" Can anyone recommend some optimum settings...
by itm
Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Problem finding Archos HDD cylinder size (Ubuntu 12.04)
Replies: 2
Views: 3482

Re: Problem finding Archos HDD cylinder size (Ubuntu 12.04)

Junior wrote:Well, you need the original hard drive to make this work anyway. Do you still have it?
I've been unable to locate the original drive. What's the reason for needing this?
by itm
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Problem finding Archos HDD cylinder size (Ubuntu 12.04)
Replies: 2
Views: 3482

Problem finding Archos HDD cylinder size (Ubuntu 12.04)

I have an Archos 5 IMT (Gen6) with patched firmware v1.6.54 and a 750Gb HDD upgrade. I want to get access to the plugins, so am following the instructions for applying the GF hack. The problem is that my fdisk output doesn't show the cylinder size (see below), so I can't locate the hidden partition....
by itm
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Play x264 video on Gen 6 Archos 5?
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

Re: Play x264 video on Gen 6 Archos 5?

You can always jailbreak it. Doesnt that unlock all the plugins? When you say jailbreak do you mean the Guy Fawkes hack? I don't know if that "unlocks" the plug-ins, but I'm inferring from what you say that the plug-in is already on the hard disk (albeit in latent form) and doesn't need to be downl...
by itm
Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Play x264 video on Gen 6 Archos 5?
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

Play x264 video on Gen 6 Archos 5?

Is there a way of doing this without the cinema plugin (which no longer seems to be available)? I have an Archos 5 (upgraded to a 750Gb HDD).
by itm
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Cinema plugin still available for Gen 6 Archos 5 IMT?
Replies: 0
Views: 4414

Cinema plugin still available for Gen 6 Archos 5 IMT?

Does anyone know if it's still possible to get this? I've got a lot of h264 material that I can't play on my Gen 6 Archos 5 IMT and would rather not have to re-encode everything!
TIA
by itm
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Would you guys recommend purchasing this Archos 5?
Replies: 7
Views: 6644

Re: Would you guys recommend purchasing this Archos 5?

I have the previous generation Archos 5 IMT, upgraded to a 750Gb disk, and it remains unparallelled as a media player in terms of storage capacity and battery life (> 12 hours audio). Sadly it seems that the media player manufacturers are no longer catering for people with large media collections.
by itm
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Anyone tried a 750Gb drive in an Archos 5?
Replies: 27
Views: 12411

Re: Anyone tried a 750Gb drive in an Archos 5?

Knifepoint wrote:How would i do that with a new hdd? And do i need a linux computer to be able to install the os etc?
Yes you'll need Linux:
https://sites.google.com/site/archos5imt/patched-fw
by itm
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Anyone tried a 750Gb drive in an Archos 5?
Replies: 27
Views: 12411

Re: Anyone tried a 750Gb drive in an Archos 5?

Hi, hope you dont mind me resurrecting such an old post, i was just wondering if its still possible to replace the hdd. i dropped it a few months after i bought it on ebay in 09 or 2010 (was brand new, but archos would not accept warranty for it as i did not have original receipt, only one from eba...
by itm
Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Instructions for replacing screen?
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Re: Instructions for replacing screen?

The way I did it was to push it out using excessive force. Unfortunately, this led to a broken touch digitizer (well ... more so than before). The general idea is, use a flat head screw driver to begin prying it off on the side, as it is held in place only by some sticky glue there. Again, it will ...
by itm
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Instructions for replacing screen?
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Instructions for replacing screen?

Can anyone advise on how to physically remove and replace the screen from an Archos 5 IMT 120Gb? I have the screen assembly apart from the main unit, and have disconnected the ribbon cable, but can't see how to remove the screen from the casing.
by itm
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Screen damaged
Replies: 0
Views: 1193

Screen damaged

I've just been replacing the HDD on my Archos 5 and now the screen looks like this: http://www.friendhouseswap.com/archos.jpg I had a bit of a struggle to remove the case, but there's no damage to the surface of the screen. Does this look like hardware damage to the screen itself, or possibly a prob...
by itm
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: USB: Problem using your device's memory for USB storage
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Re: USB: Problem using your device's memory for USB storage

Rebooting didn't help, but I've just discovered that turning off wifi solved the problem
by itm
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Topic: USB: Problem using your device's memory for USB storage
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

USB: Problem using your device's memory for USB storage

I'm unable to connect my Archos 70 to my PC via USB. When I connect the cable and click MOUNT I get this error:
"USB Operation Failed...There is a Problem using your device's memory for USB storage"

Has anyone else had this problem? I'm running firmware 2.4.81
by itm
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Same Hard drive dimensions in 60Gb and 250Gb models?
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Same Hard drive dimensions in 60Gb and 250Gb models?

Do the Archos 60Gb and 250Gb HDD models use hard drives with the same dimensions, or does the 60Gb use slimmer drives? I was wondering whether I can use a 250Gb drive from an old 250Gb model to upgrade 60Gb unit?

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