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I plugged my Archos key into my computer in the 'off' position and a msg came onto the screen that read:"turn to 'on' when charging"..I turned it to the 'on' position with the archos key still plugged in, now i am not sure whether it is charging or not..I am afraid to unplug it because Im not sure if it will ruin the charge time of the device and make the charge not hold for as long as it has the potential to.

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Stopping the charge and starting it again at a later point won't affect modern batteries.
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Hi M8

Seems you have burned out your charging circuit.This is common on these units & you need to do one of two things,Either send it back to Archos & they will fix FOC if under warranty or buy a external charger which are a bit difficult to get hold of @ the minute.Can get them from Hong Kong - ebay.

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First, start with the easy stuff - remove the battery and press the reset button - hold down for about 10 seconds. replace the battery, attach your AC adapter and attempt to start the player. If it still won't start, you may have a damaged DC-In connector OR the charge circuit may be bad - a TI Chip on your main board sometimes goes bad - it can be replaced. Also, if the battery is absolutely dead - no charge left at all, the player will not start even with an AC adapter

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