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Stuck inshutting down mode

My Zenn is stuck in shutting down mode - I'm charging it but I doubt it's taking the charge and it's not recognised by my laptop now either. Any ideas to solve this please?

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Everyone probably knows this but I'm a novice! I reset it with the end of a paperclip!! Thanks.

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First time charging up of archos 5,it has now been charging for about 14-15 hours. but the green light did'nt blink yet. it says after fully charge, the green light blinking. what can be the promlem about...


@wilkerwkocer 

On an Archos, battery is fully charge when the CHG LED light is flashing, while that light is ON all the time, the unit is still charging.

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.

So in other words:

1) On a PC via USB it should take around 8 hours to charge, while connected to an Archos mini dock, battery dock, or DVR Station, it should take around 3 hours to fully charge.

2) Leave your unit completely "Shutdown" (hold the Power button and wait 10 secs. or so until it says "Shutting down" and let it go off.

3) Connect it to your power source, either USB on computer, or external charging device as mentioned above, it will come back on, the two LED lights CHG and Power will come on, leave it like that, and after a few minutes the unit will go into Standby/Suspended mode by itself, and there is when you are charging your battery the right way.

3) Wait 8 hours if connected to your PC, or 3 hours if connected to an external power supply (as described above). If still after being in suspended mode (not completely off) your CHG light isn't blinking after the 8 hours on PC, 3 hours on external power supply, then suspect your battery is defective.

In that case, if the unit is still under warranty contact Archos, if it is out of warranty. If it isn't under warranty, you can buy a replacement battery on eBay and either replace it yourself, or find someone with the technical skill to do it for you.

I hope this helped you.

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Green battery light on the archos 5 but when i disconnect it from dock or usb no green lights abd completely dead - won't switch on either in dock or out???


Power green LED light should come on, CHG green LED light should also come on showing the battery is being charged. Leave your unit in Suspend mode while charging it, DO NOT turn it completely off as "Shutting Down.." because it will not charge your battery.

I just purchased an almost new Archos 5 on eBay recently, and the first day I had it, happened to me that I left the unit off and charging on the Mini Dock with external AC power supply, after 13-14 hours the CHG light still wasn't blinking. Then I though maybe I have to leave the unit in Suspend mode rather than completely off, which I did, and in a matter of 3 hours it fully charged the battery.

Again, do not shut down completely the unit, leave it on Suspended mode, or even on, and connected it to your mini dock, after a while the screen will go blank the unit will go into Suspended mode by itself, and after 3 hours on external power supply or 8 hours via USB on PC should be completely charged and your CHG light should be blinking, indicating the battery is charged.

I hope this helped.

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Zen won't charge and continually rebuilds library unsuccessfully


buy a new battery, or try cleaning the connections dist is a big problem at small devices like this...you your vacume cleaner, but BE CAREFUL!!!

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Boot Error Shutting Down Sony NWD-B103


down load teh latest firmware from following link & update your player...............cheers....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/product/nwd-b103f/modelfirst

Sameera

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My creative zen v plus is stuck in shutting down


i think i have a different version of zen but hopefully it'll work for you. i held down the power button and pokes the reset button with a pen tip for about 5 seconds and it finially turnned off! i've had alot of problems with the zen and it sorta happens alot and most times you need to do different things but the same problem usually doesnt come bk. good luck

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You need a new battery,Take to your local apple store or go on line and get the battery kit for yours and you can do it yourself.



Please rate this a fixya

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Not charging and down loading form computer


Just had the same problem, found solution on another thread

Switch Off

Put side switch to hold

Press in middle button, keep holding in while you plug into usb port and keep pressed for a few seconds after.

Computer should recognise it and will keep charging.

Worked for me

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My player gets stuck and shuts down only after a day..!!


Try doing a repair in the Philips Device Manager, but it may not be enough to rid the player of a virus. Definitely worth a shot, though.

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Keeps shutting down.


The solution is found! There's no need to format your HDD
So.
- Unplug the battery;
- Press and hold the reset button for 20-25 sec;
- Put the battery back to it's place;
- Charge your device (when you plug the cable in, it turns on (note that a blinking lightning icon appears on the charging indicator), then it turns off with it's "shutting down" message, dont pay attention on this, just let it charge for about 10-15 minutes (note that the CHG bulb won't be lit));
- Turn on your device. The CHG bulb is lit, Archos doesn't shut down
- Enjoy

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ow!!! you got a virus! a doomboot virus and or flakes virus! do not open again your mp3! you have to remove your virus with twister series!

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