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Archos GMini XS202s Power Cut Problem

When I try to power up my player it is fine but as soon as i take my finger off the power button (even when it has got to the menu stage) the power cuts out, its a little bizarre, as the power off button is seperate, and I already have power, the power on button acts as a keylock, if I take my finger off the power button briefly, I can hit resume and it loads the song i was last playing, if i keep my finger on the power button, it keeps playing through the songs on shuffle (how i had it set up before) so I don't think its a hard drive issue, even if its been playing for 10 minutes, I take my finger off the power on button.. boof it cuts out and dies, its really bizarre, I don't think i'll have any luck on the warranty as it has been bashed about a bit fell out of my pocket whilst cycling and there are dents on the case but it has withstood the bashing before Any ideas, would be very much appreciated!

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  • WonderW Nov 23, 2007

    I have a similar problem. My player cuts out when it is knocked or moved. Sometimes it is impossible to turn on without pressing both buttons down for several seconds...then it will cut out anyway. It seems like a power problem..I wonder whether there is a short circuit or a bad connection on the battery. It is over 12months old and is quite bashed. I just want advice on how I go about getting it fixed..I noticed you can buy a new battery..I wonder whether I can fit it myself, or send it back to Archos for repair. How much would this cost?

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My Gmini XS202s did this twice both time cause the battery went flat while moving files across (I should always charge device while connecting to PC)

First time I reformatted device as FAT32 using fdisk (Windows formatting tool should do same)

Then downloaded latest AOS and copied to root directory. [get AOS from http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/updates.html?country=gb&lang=en]

second time I ran mkdosfs /media/disk (disk was mount point for gmini). This seemed to fix the device and I lost about 20 files. but better than reformat.

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