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Black out I have an Archos 504 160g. I think I am having some type of idling problem. When I am listening to music, not pressing any of the buttons, the screen will shut off and idle (like normal). When I push any button to activate the screen, the screen will stay black, but the backlight will come on. I tried to shut the unit off, but the power button has no effect. It will stay on until the unit runs out of batteries. This does not happen all the time, but I was wondering if there was a safe way to turn it off. Thanks

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Try holding down the on/off button for 30 seconds. It should reboot. Next go to the Archos site and download the newest firmware and follow the instructions.

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