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Powering on My fly pen does not turn on at all. when i press the button that is supposed to turn it on, it flashes green, then turns off. also, when i plug it in to the computer, it stays red and never turns yellow, even when i press the power button.

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  • Kelsey G Jul 21, 2008

    My FLY Fusion Pentop Computer has the same problem that maxxman's is having, except for one thing. It will not turn on, it only flashes green when I push the button, and then turns off, and when I plug it into my PC, the light is a steady red color, until I press the button. When I press the button, it flashes red and yellow, but STILL DOES NOTHING. My FLY World application on my PC will not detect it or respond to it. Help!

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    same as others

  • redheat Sep 17, 2008

    when I turn my flypen on, it flashes green then shuts off

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    Exact same thing for me! I'm very mad because I got it for my birthday yesterday and it just stopped working for me!

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    except, mine doesn't flash or even turn red. its just black. what do i do???
    help pleaseeeee

  • newnew631 Jan 01, 2009

    i have the same ******* problem... and i paid one hundred dollars for this ******* pen ..i need some kind of assistance..

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    it just happened to me too. what the heck.

  • mthomtech Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. When plugged into the computer, I get a red light ... sometimes flashing. When unplugged, I can see a very faint green flashing. No response from the fly world app, no response from notebooks or anything.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    mine wont show any color and doesnt show usb port connection on the screen??
    Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    My fly pen isn't turning on at all! When I press the button it doesn't do anything. Do you have to do anyhting before turning it on? It's my first time using.

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OK ... after a lot of trial and error, I got mine to work. I think it may be a really low charge or something. I had to press the power button until it was completely dark ... no flashing faint green or any colors. Then when I plugged it in, I got a solid red and left it for awhile. Then when I pressed the power button I got yellow, red and green ... the computer recognized it and then got a solid yellow.

Before when I had it plugged in, I'd get a lot of red random flashing ... and it just didn't seem to charge at all ... even after a full day.

I think the issue was that it was in this "flashing state (red when connected, very faint green when disconnected)" It wasn't easy to get it to turn off completely. Most of the presses of the power button didn't change the state at all. But if I got it just right, I could see the faint green light go off. That's when I plugged it in and got a solid red light, and eventually a good charge.

Hope this works for some others.

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