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I tried formatting my archos 5 using my laptop. Now it keeps on rebooting and wont start up. what can i do?

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Hi,

This is a common problem that i have discussed with many people in different forums.This might be a coincidence that this problem arises as soon as you tried to format. However, there has been talks for rebooting problems associated with this device. Unfortunately, this is not a DIY and you need to send the unit for repair. I remember few of my clients getting it fixed without any charge. However, i am not sure what's the situation right now.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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