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Archos av 700 shut off

If I have the battery still in when I turn off the av 700 then the hard drive keeps running..forever! I have to turn it off and keep it plugged in or take the battery off. Makes the unit no longer portable because by the time I get anywhere it has already discharged the battery if I leave it in the unit or I have to carry them separately.

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  • fpna May 21, 2008

    If hardware reset and factory reset are the same thing, than I have done that a few dozen times. I have also updated the firmware without any effect.

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    my problem is that my Archos av 700 shut off soon as it is switched on



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Do the factory reset.

Posted on May 21, 2008


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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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