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 Post subject: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:55 pm 
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Anyone else had their 101 completely die?
I've got nothing from mine now, no updates or anything, playing last night, it ran out of battery so charged over night, now it won't turn on.

I've tried holding the on button, and volume up button, with it plugged in and out.
Run out of options now? Anyone got any ideas?

Back to the shop?


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:05 pm 
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Dont take this wrong but are you sure it charged? Light should come on and it flashes when full. You could easily plug charger in to headphone socket.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:13 pm 
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Haha yeah i know, did that the first time!
Been on charge in three different sockets.
Green light is on when plugged in and flickers every 2 seconds or so if pushed once.

Off charge light flashes once when power pressed.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:33 pm 
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In that case i dont know. Does not sound good.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:39 pm 
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the light should stay on, and then start blinking when fully charged.. it may take like 3-4 hours to fully charge also.

Try holding Power for about 10 seconds with it plugged in

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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:42 pm 
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No luck holding power with it plugged in.

I'll leave it charging till it starts blinking then try again.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:45 am 
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Update?


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:56 am 
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Make sure that it isn't the charger that is dead and not the device


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:37 am 
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Tried it again this morning after being on charge all night.
Green light was still solid even after 7 hours.

Don't know how i can test the charger without getting another one.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:56 pm 
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l3ugman wrote:
Tried it again this morning after being on charge all night.
Green light was still solid even after 7 hours.

Don't know how i can test the charger without getting another one.


Try holding power button and volume up buttons in when turning it on ... it should take you to the recovery menu. Should indicate if the device is completely dead or maybe it is just Android messing with you.

If you can access the recovery menu, consider resetting the device to see if that helps.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:59 pm 
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Already tried, no combination of buttons seem to kick the screen into action.
I'm gonna start the ball rolling on returning it tomorrow.
Hopefully simplyelectronics.net won't cause me anymore upset.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:29 pm 
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Looks like the battery is defective.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:36 pm 
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I had a similar problem and ended up RMAing my 101 earlier this week. I can't recall whether it just went into standby or I switched it off, but nothing I did would bring it back to life. Interestingly the LED remained on (solid, not blinking) no matter what I did: plugged in or not, holding down power for >10 seconds, holding down volume up + power etc.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:04 pm 
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My archos 101 just did the same thing. It worked fine last night but will not come on this morning. I tried charging ( and it is in the right slot) but the light will not come on. Help!!


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:10 pm 
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I just tried holding the on button for 10 seconds and it is now charging. I appreciate all the great replies on the forum.
Now if I could get the flash installed I will be very happy.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:46 pm 
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I have a stupid question. Does the 101 have a way of performing a hard reset? The reason I ask, is I have a Garmin Nuvi that did the same thing. After charging it wouldn't power on , and it turned out it never completely powered off, but kind of got stuck in limbo until it was reset.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:33 pm 
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I just bought the 101 aswell and have had the exact same problem.
Can anyone help?
Did anyone find a solution to this INSANELY ANNOYING problem?
I would be eternally grateful!


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:08 pm 
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last hope. i'll send to all the mail in the archos website.

I tried to connect to the technical support but he asked me to add my products. I never add my product because when i tried to add the server was busy, then i went abroad for a long time and now i can't do it because i know the serial number (PC1043 11324 16GB) but i'm not able to know the product key because i should switch on the tablet (!!??!!!).
I'm quite disappointed for the fact that i'm not able to get help from someone.
If i'll never get any kind of answer from anyone of you i'll put the tablet in a package and i'll send it strightly to you by post!!!!!
I'm waiting for news from you.
Kind regards.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:10 pm 
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i forgot a piece of my letter.


Hello everyone,
I'm desperately trying to connect with anyone that could have five minutes for answerig me. I've already written to webmaster for a long of time by the form in the website. Only when i wrote in italian in five minutes he asked me to contact him again but in english language only. Immediately i wrote him once again but i've never got any answer from him.
I absolutely need to contact someone who can help me!!!! because my archos tablet 101 suddenly doesn't work anymore.
I suppose that the problem is in the battery rechargement. In the archosfan forum peoples said to me some tips. For example I held the reset button for a long time, I held the volume + button and the reset button; i kept the tablet in my bed because some people said to me that it suffers cold. The led on the left is always on when is connect with wire and led get off when the wire is not connected. I tried also to connect to a pc, linux and windows but the screen is always switched off.
I tried to connect to the technical support but he asked me to add my products. I never add my product because when i tried to add the server was busy, then i went abroad for a long time and now i can't do it because i know the serial number (PC1043 11324 16GB) but i'm not able to know the product key because i should switch on the tablet (!!??!!!).
I'm quite disappointed for the fact that i'm not able to get help from someone.
If i'll never get any kind of answer from anyone of you i'll put the tablet in a package and i'll send it strightly to you by post!!!!!
I'm waiting for news from you.
Kind regards.


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 Post subject: Re: 101 Won't turn on??
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:43 pm 
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The Archos sent me a new tablet.
:D :D :D :D :D


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