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Archos not booting up - coming on

New batteries or external power even USB but no signs of life whatsoever. Tried the reset button but nothing at all.

Any other tests to get this thing moving again?

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  • Smoov235 Apr 04, 2008

    for clarity - not booting up nor coming on at all - no lights at all - no indication of power on the unit.



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  • Smoov235 Apr 05, 2008

    retried the reset button a few times and it came back - - - thanks for the internet - saved a hammer through the hard drive.

  • morripb May 06, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 80GB 504. It has been about a month. I bought new batteries and the stupid thing still won't come on. I'm about to roll over it in my minivan.

  • Shellbelle Jun 09, 2008

    Same problem it is as dead as a dodo? was there a solution. It keeps looping throught the start up screen

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    i change the hard drive and doesnt do nothing now only show on the screen (usb or format disk 0 options



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Kept trying the reset and just before I put a hammer through the hard drive it started again. Yippee!

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