204 harddrive recovery

Cheapest 20GB mp3 player
Post Reply
archos204
Archos Novice
Archos Novice
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:28 am

204 harddrive recovery

Post by archos204 »

I'v been directed here by archos support as this device in particular seems to be no longer available or something.

Can anyone help me with -
-i cant charge or operate the device, neither the screen or blue lights work, it is completely broken, history it is
-can i recover the harddrive contents? because i've lost alot of files

any help would be wonderful, thanks alot, Dave x
Charbax
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 7055
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:40 am
Location: Copenhagen
Contact:

Re: 204 harddrive recovery

Post by Charbax »

How long time have you been using your 204?

Yup unless your hard drive is broken, then there should be some way to take it out, connect it to a computer somehow and retrieve your files..

For example using a 1.8" USB hard drive case.

Post some closeup pictures or post a video or something of your problem, that might help other people in this forum help you. Like suggest where you should use a screw driver or something. That is if you are sure that you don't want to send it to Archos to repair if it's really broken.
archos204
Archos Novice
Archos Novice
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:28 am

Re: 204 harddrive recovery

Post by archos204 »

It is REALLY broken, but archos cant help me. basically, if there is no way to resurrect it, how can i recover the harddrive content? do you know?x
b0hoon
Archos Novice
Archos Novice
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:15 pm

Re: 204 harddrive recovery

Post by b0hoon »

I don't know what kind of the drive is in 204, but if it's ZIF you must have ZIF to 2,5'' 44 pin IDE convertor, look on ebay. Then you must take out your disk and connect it to the laptop. Using some sort of linux live cd or USB edition, you will be able to copy the content on USB storage drive or burn it on CD/DVD. Or solution above with USB hard drive case is much simpler.
oahida
Archos Novice
Archos Novice
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:33 am

Re: 204 harddrive recovery

Post by oahida »

I am a user for pc.most probably it is 2 years ago.and i faced some problems with this that was most was scren weaverig.i was solved by tech person from which i bought it.then after solving problem i wanted to enhance my hdd capacity and my friend suggest to buy segate hdd http://penta.com.au/index.php?main_page ... s_id=69545

a short time ago, i was struck to hear hitachi is better than segate.
it is correct or not.
for hdd Is brand problem?
Post Reply

Return to “204”