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Keeps shutting down.

I just got this maybe a year ago, but i've only used it maybe 3 times. When I turn it on, it stays on for like 3 seconds, and then says shutting down. It's plugged up to my computer charging, so it shouldn't be the battery. Help!

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Re: Keeps shutting down.

The solution is found! There's no need to format your HDD
- 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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Re: Keeps shutting down.

Sounds silly, but, the batt takes forever to charge. i mean for every gb. figuar an 1/2 hr to charge batt. the batt will change color as it fills. hope this will help, nan11

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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