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Won't turn on

Battery fully charged, hold the on button, power light turns on, but not the HD light, Screen does not turn on... help please?

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I had this problem. I was mad. What I do now is not a "fix", it is a workaround. I hold the machine facing me, like I am watching it. I then twist it torsionally, top left corner away, bottom right corner toward me. It's like there is a crack in the circuit board or something. That works.

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2. Locate the switch at the top of your remote that allows you to toggle between receiver, auxilary, and TV modes. Slide switch over to"TV".

3. Hold down MUTE and SELECT until a small green light at the top of the switch blinks twice.

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10. Slide switch back over to "DTV". Your remote is now ready to use!

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Hi, my archos does the exact same thing, however, when I press on, it turns on, then I hear a "click" and it turns itself off. Only when I have the charger plug in does the archos logo continue to remain on the screen. Did you find out what our problem is?

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