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I have a Brookstone digital picture frame that refuses to complete the boot cycle. It appears to get about 3/4 of the way through before locking up with the status bar and the big Brookstoneon in white on the blue screen. It is an model AH1812-B I have a similar problem with the Brookstone 10" Digital Picture Frame Model AH1812-B. The power connection in the back displays a green light when plugged in but it does not power on when I press the Power On button as directed in the instructions. It worked correctly for a few months. As others have reported, Brookstone will not honor the warranty even though I have the credit card statement as proof of purchase.

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  • tx_walkers Dec 07, 2008

    Same here, is there anyway to fix this, or is this thing useless now?

  • Ron Tulsa Dec 21, 2008

    Mine would not work out of the box. I took it apart but I couldn't see anything. I reattached the cables. It almost seems like they forgot to flash mine! :)

  • shalomyaes Jan 03, 2009

    I have the sam problem the green lights is on however the unit can not power on.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    I have the same problem. When I hook it up to my computer, I can see that the pictures are still in the frame memory but I just cannot get past the "insert media" screen on the frame when I turn it on.

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