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Hi , i use a archos 504,few weeks back my switch on/off button stopped working because the button was broken. i tried using it for another few days. but now the moment i switch on the player it goes off,, i think the switch on/off button is touchin the on/off plate in the main circuit.. its quite old,,, i dont know what to do,, i need to fix it... plz help...

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The only option is open it up and fix the button with glue.. i tried it.. but be very careful!

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