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by Junior
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Problem finding Archos HDD cylinder size (Ubuntu 12.04)
Replies: 2
Views: 3380

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

Well, you need the original hard drive to make this work anyway. Do you still have it?
by Junior
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: Help me to find a serial number on 605 device
Replies: 1
Views: 2357

Re: Help me to find a serial number on 605 device

You need to take apart the device to get to the serial number of the hard drive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVzlGw1EMvM

That shows you how to take apart the thing.
by Junior
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: 604 and 504
Topic: Archos 504 in Recovery 2 mode
Replies: 3
Views: 3177

Re: Archos 504 in Recovery 2 mode

Do you actually get to the point where it says to install an update file?
by Junior
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Archos IMT5 Hard Disk Replace
Replies: 2
Views: 8611

Re: Archos IMT5 Hard Disk Replace

Is the original hard drive completely busted?
by Junior
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: Play x264 video on Gen 6 Archos 5?
Replies: 2
Views: 2590

Re: Play x264 video on Gen 6 Archos 5?

You can always jailbreak it. Doesnt that unlock all the plugins?
by Junior
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to change a hard drive serial number.
Replies: 2
Views: 9798

Re: How to change a hard drive serial number.

Sorry for the delay. Life and stuff got busy. Im trying to locate some of the files to make this a bit easier. You can follow the guide bellow if you are in a hurry. The most important thing is to create an undo file. Because that is the main thing you will need to change. Use a 20Gb hddss.bin to ac...
by Junior
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to change a hard drive serial number.
Replies: 2
Views: 9798

Re: How to change a hard drive serial number.

First thing we need to do is create a dos startup disk. Insert the usb flash drive in your computer/ Extract the rar archive to your desktop. Inside you will find two folders. In the first folder you will find the HP USB format tool. Click on that. Check the quick format box. Check Create a DOS star...
by Junior
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Open Development
Topic: How to change a hard drive serial number.
Replies: 2
Views: 9798

How to change a hard drive serial number.

So after much consideration I have decided to close up shop. The flooding in Thailand kind of killed most of my business and what was left the USPS finished off with higher rates. My site has been closed for some time now anyway. That said, I will be writing a how to on how to change a hard drive's ...
by Junior
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: a5a died last night (hard drive failed) anyone replaced?
Replies: 62
Views: 11267

Re: a5a died last night (hard drive failed) anyone replaced?

Got my replacement drive yesterday and fitted last night - always a bit hairy to fit and inevitably I end up loosing bits along the way (this time it was one of the four main screws that hold the case together - but should not be too much of an issue as it's always sitting in a leather case). Back ...
by Junior
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: G HD stopped working.
Replies: 26
Views: 4964

Re: G HD stopped working.

If it was just the post it's OK, but then to send it back there's customs to clear, and for this kind of stuff you have to pay... For the HDD I already pay 60% on top of your price, that's too much. But I was confident it would work right away... Well you wouldn't have to pay for anything else othe...
by Junior
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: a5a died last night (hard drive failed) anyone replaced?
Replies: 62
Views: 11267

Re: a5a died last night (hard drive failed) anyone replaced?

Thanks Agj_h. Your new hard drive will ship out early next week. Your warranty is good until 7/1/2014
by Junior
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: G HD stopped working.
Replies: 26
Views: 4964

Re: G HD stopped working.

Junior wrote:Have you tried the volume up thing instead of just letting it to boot to recovery?
How much would it cost to send the whole thing to me anyway?
by Junior
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: G HD stopped working.
Replies: 26
Views: 4964

Re: G HD stopped working.

Have you tried the volume up thing instead of just letting it to boot to recovery?
by Junior
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: G HD stopped working.
Replies: 26
Views: 4964

Re: G HD stopped working.

Im positive there is one. I use the reset switch to test hard drives when I have the thing apart.

http://www.archos.com/support/download/ ... g-7_v3.pdf

Go to page 71. It has the location of the pinhole switch.
by Junior
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: G HD stopped working.
Replies: 26
Views: 4964

Re: G HD stopped working.

Turn the unit on. Wait until it goes to the recovery screen. Use a paper clip and press the reset button at the bottom for 15 seconds. Im not sure if it will do anything but it couldnt hurt.
by Junior
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: G HD stopped working.
Replies: 26
Views: 4964

Re: 250G HD stopped working.

swerneck wrote:Archos G6H Recovery (code 109)
Would you like to recover your system?
.....
Mr. Brazil with the strange problem. :)

Have you tried the reset button at the bottom of the unit?
by Junior
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: G HD stopped working.
Replies: 26
Views: 4964

Re: G HD stopped working.

swerneck wrote:No, still trying and no success :cry:
What is the error code you get when you first boot up?
by Junior
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: G HD stopped working.
Replies: 26
Views: 4964

Re: 250G HD stopped working.

Hello all, Continuing my dead HDD saga: I've bought a new 250G HDD from archosharddrives.com, I've sent the information from my defective HDD to be reprogramed into the new one, and finally received it. Installed, and tried all available original firmware, and have always the same message: update f...
by Junior
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Archos 5 and Archos 5G (without Android)
Topic: Have a problem with firmware update.
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

Have a problem with firmware update.

Hey guys. I have a customer with an unusual problem. I sold him a hard drive and in the middle of the firmware update it just freezes and restarts. I never ran across anything like this. Any ideas?
by Junior
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: 605 WiFi
Topic: hd fault
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: hd fault

There is only one person that this site has heard from that can change HD's in these units. It is not as easy as swapping them out. Do some searches in this topic and you will see many have tried and failed. Junior is a member here that can do the job, if he still does, for a price. He has the equi...

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