Now i know this has been asked before but Okay so i was sitting on my couch about to leave for the day when i turned on my archos stood up and then dropped it.
When i picked it up though the screen just turned off, and then turned immediately back on. then it turned off, and repaeted itself about 3 times and then stayed off.
I tried turning it back on to find that my power button was broken and wouldn't come up, it just stayed stuck on the bottom. Then whenever i accidentally touch the button it turns on and off again. I also hear the hard drive click about 3 times and then it either just waits for a few seconds and shuts off or immediately shuts off.
I've tried pulling up the power button but it seems as if a spring or whatever kept it up is just broken and it wont stay up.
The clicking im afraid is a broken hd, any opinions? could this just the fact the the power button won't move?
The button is broken, had the hd not started making sounds i'd be all for sending in an rma, but if the hd is broken i'm afraid of being charged for pretty much the cost of a new archos.
What should i do, take it apart and see if i can repair this myself, send it in, or is my archos just as good as trash now?
It could be just the power button that's stuck. Open it up and just reseat it properly. The sata connection for the hard drive could also loose. That too is an easy fix. Its just a small ribbon cable that can get loose.