Archos 504 HDD replacement

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PeterPan1
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Archos 504 HDD replacement

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Hi,

sorry, but could not find any good information in this forum how to solve my problem with Archos 504

1. HDD defect - managed to get a new Hitachi 80G
2. replaced the HDD
- now following message appears: HDD recovery (USB or Format Disk)
-- USB -- reply "done" - Archos reboots and again HDD recovery (USB or Format Disk) appears
-- Format Disk -- formatting -- setting up media -- setting up operation system --- done and again HDD recovery (USB or Format Disk) appears

I am able to connect via USB to my PC - A504 appears and Folder "System" containing id.sys

How can get the A504 up and running again?

Thanks for your help!!

x
PeterPan1
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Re: Archos 504 HDD replacement

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It looks like 1.6.53 was the last 504 firmware. Downloaded and copied over to the root of the Archos HDD

- now in HDD recovery: update file exist. Updating, but again ending up on the same screen after reboot ( HDD recovery (USB or Format Disk) )
- Connected again via USB and
-- approx 10 language files (I guess) been copied in to HDD/System i.e. lang_cs.alz etc.

Still saerching for help!!

x
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Re: Archos 504 HDD replacement

Post by Remdale »

You should buy Western Digital HDD and change the serial number. Then it will start to work again
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