604 and 504 FAQ

yunio gomez
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Re: 604 and 504 FAQ

Post by yunio gomez »

hi team

I have a problem i want to change my archos 504 80gb to a 160gb disk what a have to do for it

thank's yunio
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Re: 604 and 504 FAQ

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not possible. Archos locks the device to the hard drive serial identifyer with no way to change this. Even Archos themselves are unable to swap over hard drives a far as I know.
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Re: 604 and 504 FAQ

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actually it is possible, but you have to send to these people

http://s289462194.e-shop.info/shop/page/1?shop_param=

I had a 160G drive put in my AV500 by them last year because I wanted to use the max 130G the system can see.

I also have a 160G 504, if that ever failed I would put a 250 or 320 into it. The only problem I see is if the supply of IDE drives dries up if they are no longer made.
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Re: 604 and 504 FAQ

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Fair enough - thanks for the correction. Things have moved on since I last looked at this..
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Re: 604 and 504 FAQ

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this guy must have access to equipment that can change the rom in the hard drive circuit board and perhaps manufacturer area of the platter since you have to send him the serial number of your existing hard drive and he clones it onto the new drive.
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Re: 604 and 504 FAQ

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my hdd for my 504 crash i change for a new hytachi 30gb and doesnt work show hdd recovery message in (usb or format disk) what i can do
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Re: 604 and 504 FAQ

Post by cinevender »

Hi:
KOMPASS17, MIKEKOZ and others with failed HDs in their Archos players might be interested to learn that there is a website out there which will sell you replacement HDs. They have you send them the model number and serial number of your bad drive and this they somehow write to a file on the replacement drive, which they send you. Then you follow their instructions to replacement the Archos OS. Here is the link to that site...

http://s289462194.e-shop.info/shop/page/7?shop_param=

Perhaps others have used them and can comment.
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Re: 604 and 504 FAQ

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if you look a couple of posts up - they have already learned it!
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