Had my 605 160 GB docked to the docking station for several months, without any use.
When the 605 is docked, i notice that the power light is on, and the screen is off (maybe the unit is in standby or something).
Anyway, took the 605 out of the docking station to use it, and noticed that the unit won't turn on past the startup ARCHOS banner screen.
And immediately after i hear a bit of "clicking" sound from the hard disk drive.
Also noticed that the screen itself is bit pushed out of the unit.
Anyway, decided to take the hard disk drive out to test it, and what i noticed was that, soon as i removed the hard disk drive the battery that is just underneath it bulged out.
And looks like it is this bulging of the battery that pushed out the disk drive, and that pushed out the screen.
I don't think the battery is supposed to be this bulged out.
When i poke at it softly, feels "mushy", "jelloy" and not sure if it's supposed to be like that. But definitely i can feel that the battery has bulged outward.
I own 604, and having replacement removable battery is sure helpful.
So, anyone experienced something similar to this?
Can i get a replacement battery from ARCHOS?
Here are some pictures of the battery with it bulging out.