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BATTERY DOES NOT CHARGE

My media player won't charge, and light won't blink. I had not had any problems with it before. Once I take it off docking station, it will lose its charge within a couple minutes. Can you tell me if it is the battery. I don't want to send it in for repair if it is just a problem with the battery.

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  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    I am also having the same problem with a brand new archos 605 wifi player i just bought.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    same problem with my ARCHOS 605 WIFI purchased 11 months ago. Let's see how FUTURE SHOP deals with the warranty...

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Same happened to my 404 and it was the battery but unfortunately the battery is hard wired in and can not (easily) be changed... the cost for repair was going to be more than the cost of a new player... it went into the trash

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