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Archos av500 wont power up or charge

Left my Archos connected to PC. Battery went flat (this model doesn't charge through USB) and despite hours hooked to the charger it will not power up or display any sign of life. The battery was getting a little short on stamina and would lose charge over a few days, even if unused.

I have tried removing the battery for a while, and held the off button down for over a minute. Also tried holding down off and tv/lcd buttons simultaneously, didn't work either.

Any ideas?

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  • John Irizarry Oct 09, 2008

    I have a similar problem. My Archos 504 was sitting in its dock unused for several weeks. I plugged it into my computer via USB to transfer files to it. It booted up and recognized the USB connection then it abruptly shut down completely. I then tried unplugging the USB connection and turning on the unit. It was dead and did not boot. I tried removing the battery and holding the reset button down for 30 seconds. After putting the battery back I tried to turn it on again. It booted up and then shut down again.
    Even when I put it back in its docking station / charger it would not stay on.

    I am going to try to replace the battery and see if that fixes the problem.

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SOURCE: Archos AV500 / USB harddive

the only thing that is keeping the drive from showing up is the format, the archos can only read fat32 external hard disks, so format the drive fat32 and you can use it

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its a HDD or OS failure
ull have to ask the company for a replacement if its under the warranty period
make sure to register ur device on the Archos website to get a 'Technical Support Passcode.'call Archos to tell them ur problem and if ur lucky they wud repair it free of charge
if u want to try it urself...i found this one of the forums on the net..
1.remove all the screws, and remove the battery.
2. Remove the hard disk from the player by disconnecting the ribbon connector carefully from the mainboard.
3. Try to startup the player after putting the battery back in place. This time, instead of turning off, the player showed a "cannot read hard disk" error with the option of formatting it. Made me realise that the hard disk was the culprit. However, I had heard the hard disk noises previously, and they sounded fine, so I realised it was a software issue (file system was corrupted)
4. Try to connect it back, same problem as before... Also it is very difficult to first start the player & then connect the hard disk, as the player is designed to shut off in that situation.
5. The best option after this would be to get a drive enclosure designed specifically for 1.8 hitachi hard disks to connect the disk directly to the computer using USB and format it.
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@wilkerwkocer 

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Now, in order to charge your Archos you must leave it on Suspended mode, by holding the Power button for about 4-5 seconds until it says "Suspending", DO NOT leave it on completely "Shutdown" mode, or your battery will never charge, and you are also risking the life of your battery by doing so.

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