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Archos not coming on

Archos wont come on and won't charge even with the DVR station

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  • DSL1 Dec 12, 2007

    I have the same problem right now with my 504 - the screen just faded out and the unit turned off. When I turned it back on it prompted me for a firmware upgrade. Well I had downloaded the latest and it happened to be on the 504 so I said go ahead. I have not been able to get it to work since. The hard drive does not spin, the charge light does not come on, the screen is blank. I've tried all the solutions except the one on this thread to leave the battery out for several hours. I'll try that one and if it doesn't work, this thing is going back to the store.

  • booxilla Jul 23, 2008

    My Archos 504 has faded to black! At first, I thought the unit was not coming on. I took the battery out and put it back, but nothing. I then discovered that holding it at an angel, I could see the unit was working and could barley see the folders on the first page. It works with the docking station and computer, but having it in portable mode is not working due to not being able to see the screen. What could the problem be?



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Thanks a lot. You just saved my life!
Best, Tiago.

Posted on May 31, 2008


This happens to me alot. You need to take out the battery then push the reset button on the right hand side of the battery connector on the system.

Alternatively, take out the battery and leave it out for about 6 hrs. when you put the battery back in, it would work.

It took me several weeks to solve this problem when i first bought it

Posted on Dec 03, 2007


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