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My Archos 705 won't turn on.

I have charged it and nothing happens. When I press the on butten I get nothing.

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    Brian Perry May 11, 2010

    When you plug it in, do you see any kind of light indicating that the unit is charging? Most electronic devices that are charging will show some kind of light. Most of the time its a blinking light. Do you see anything like that? Is there a battery to plug in and is the power connected?

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Press and hold the reset button, then try

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Reset button is the fix. Take the battery out to get to it. NOTE: It will not delete your data. I read the above post, considered it to be the only solution, held my breath and did it - because I did not know if data would be lost.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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