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I cant get it to even turn on

I have plugged it into the wall, I have plugged it into my computer and nothing happens. When I plug it into the wall the screen blinks, and then like shuts off again!! I just got this unit and maybe used it 3 times. PLEASE HELP!!

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    Forry Nov 07, 2008

    dead as a door nail. I use the unit to hold the door open.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    i'm bored so i'm trying to take it appart

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At the bottom of the unit there is a reset push this button once and it should start up.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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Hold the power button down and then rapidy plug and unplug the ac power until you see the screen flash. Then remove the ac and try to power up. If it doesn't work try to remove and reinsert the battery several times while holding the power button down. It took me a while to figure that out, but it works for me.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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Remove battery and use it off A/C power adapter, mine only works this way, maybe shorted battery.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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