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Hi !

I found this site which sells batteries for archos xs202 :
http://www.newmp3technology.com/xs200+batteries.html

Then you have to remove the covers (back and front) of your archos. Then melt the tin that retains the battery cables with a soldering iron.
Then melt the tin again to fix the new battery cables to the motherboard and you're all set. I did it this very morning without problems.

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This works on most mini electronic devices like cellular phones and degital cameras etc .

it sounds crazy .

Remove the back (or Cover ) of the phone( or Camera ), battery, and SIM if your phone ( or Device ) uses one , DIRECTLY
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Then, with a q-tip (or something similar), dab the connection points (shiny, goldish) on the battery, SIM, and phone. This should aid in drying.

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