I see some of you guys are having trouble with the green light either the charging light or the power LED.
I haven't had trouble with the battery LED yet. PowerLED yes - and the problem is that the power LED is too close to the corner where the WiFi antenna is located. So when I open units I always try to save the antenna from getting twisted. This is made harder by the fact that there there is a residual plastic tab left in the corner from the body mould on some (very few) Archoses. So what happens is that the power LED which is surface mounted gets knocked out (on at least one side) due to the residual plastic tab. You wont notice this happening, but after changing the battery if you had to really struggle to get your board back into the housing, there was some residual plastic in the corner blocking the board. The result of the exercise is that if your LED is disconnected completely you wont get any green light. If the led is still connected on one end, you may occasional find your green light returns when the loose end connects to the board (due to moving the Archos). I would not worry too much about the LED, its eye candy, as long as the device works. Besides you cant do much to save it if that plastic tab is blocking you from getting the board back in and you have to save the WiFi antenna.
You cannot solder the SMD LED back unless you can do hot air soldering. I tried, and found it is way too risky even with hot air as the blast starts melting the Wifi antenna plastic before it melts the solder, so you have to be ready to disconnect the WiFi antenna first.
Thank you very much for chiming in, Ali.
Good grief; I don't even remember seeing the wifi antennae assembly when I replaced my battery. It was a difficult task because I had to unsolder the ground, that connects the copper grounding strip to the back of the LCD display, before I could remove the old battery out. I tried very hard to avoid this, because I did not want to damage any electronics with the solder-iron's excessive heat. I used a a wimpy 15w iron, then a 25w iron, to get that thing off. Maybe I knocked something loose in the battery replacement procedure.
The LED, in my case, is the Green Chg Indicator. If I remember correctly, I think these are tiny "surface mount" LEDs that have the plastic "illumination" tube lenses attached to them, that channel the light for easier visibily in the Archos external casing.
Given the mico-size dimenions of these, I agree that surface mount (chip LEDs) are very hard to change out.
Sure gonna miss that eye-candy, though.