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Broken, Don't know what to do.

I bought an Archos AV500 from their website about 6 months ago and the up button has stopped working. What should I do? The archos company said they won't be able to repair it because they don't make or carry any of the parts for it anymore and the only thing they could do would be to give me a 15% discount on a new product. Does anyone know a place around the minnesota twin cities area where it could be fixed or a place to send it so it can be fixed. Any adice at all.

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  • joelgoetz43 Sep 15, 2008

    av500 buttons have been gunked up I would like advice on how to clean the contacts, I am sure that will fix the problem.

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Posted on Jun 16, 2008

If it doesnt feel the same as the other buttons, ie you dont get a little click when you press it, then you can try this.
*nb* this involves butchering your device a bit, so if you arent sure you have the probelm i had, try something else.
on my av500, the cancel/off button stopped working, and stopped clicking...
i took the buttons off, the saw that beneath the plastic button is a bevelled springy plate, which had lost its springyness, and was constantly depressed/contacted
my solution was to poke a pin into the plate and pull it out, thus stopping the contact (which was causing weird problems).
i left the plastic buttons off, and now operate the buttons with a fingernail or pen. if the button stops working again, i lift it out again with a pin.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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