Archos won't turn on at all, nothing works

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Tramp
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Archos won't turn on at all, nothing works

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Hi,

I have an Archos 604wifi but it won't turn on at all, no matter what I try.

I have tried attaching it to my DVR Station for automatic turn-on to avail, same with the USB connection to my PC and also the power button on the Archos does nothing.

I've tried using the reset button behind the battery, but that yielded no results either. I have also unscrewed the HHD Casing and made sure that the HDD's ribbon cable is properly seated, which didn't work either.

I am completely out of ideas of what to try now, any feedback will be appreciated,

Thank you for your time,

Tramp.
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Re: Archos won't turn on at all, nothing works

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Maybe getting another battery?
leep
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Post by leep »

Send it back to Archos, not sure how much it would cost though?
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Re: Archos won't turn on at all, nothing works

Post by drmchsraj »

Same here. Light comes on for 5 seconds, nothing happens. Charge button won't go on.
The buyer said something about the battery being defective and it'd work for him if he lets it cool off but so far I couldn't even get the screen to show!

Could it have been shorted somehow or something like that?
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I am having the same problem. Does a line appear on your screen.Thanks Nicola
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Nope, no line. How long have you had yours, and did you do any of the things that were mentioned in this forum (suddenly turning on the power while charging, sending it to a toggle state etc?)
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Re: Archos won't turn on at all, nothing works

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PRESS RESET AT THE BACK ORIFICE
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Re: Archos won't turn on at all, nothing works

Post by Logik »

my battery ended up only holding 20mins power(and getting HOT! when charged).
yours (@tramp) seems to have gotten worse than that.

(@ALL)
options:
1- try to get hold of replacement battery,
2- risk-it and modify the battery yourself( :!: *DANGERS AND WARNINGS :!: ).

notes before modding/repairing:
1- Lithium-Ion draws more current when charging than Lithium-Polymer,
however the archos 04 can handle upto 18Ah Li-Ion batteries(tested so far).
2- *The battery is a B!#ch to dis-assemble and you don't want to pierce that battery(AT ALL :!: ).
3- The Archos 04 charges individual cells of my 9Ah Toshiba battery pack quicker than the laptop itself.
4- Have equiptment at ready; solderind iron; multimeter; desoldering kit(of any favourble sort).
5- *Always note the polarity.

repair:
1- Remove pack from device,
2- Dis-assemble pack,
3- Note polarity on pack and jot a note/diagram/etc to aid in replacement,
4- Carefuly cut the tabs on battery away from controller (don't short whilst cutting),
5- Check nothing appears burnt on the controller,
6- Desolder the remaining tabs away from controller(avoid over-heating board),
7- Get and tin some coloured wire (preferably red/black for consistency),
8- Solder the wires to the controller in a way so the colours makes sense with polarity
(ie red to + and black to -),
9- Depends on what lithium battery you are using, connect the wires to their respective polarity
on the tabs of the lithium battery according to the manual or determined by a multimeter,
10- Re-assemble battery pack into/onto the archos 04 and use as new.

any feedback is appreciated.
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