Tablet will not power up

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smada926
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Tablet will not power up

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I bought my wife an Archos 70 Internet Tablet in September 2011. She has been unable to get the tablet to power up for the past several days. Someone told her to attach the tablet to the computer and to "leave it until the green light goes on," but that has been unsuccessful. Any suggestions?
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Re: Tablet will not power up

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The tablet can not be powered up by the PC. Put it on the DC and if it's not powering up try to warm it (yes just warm it with your room heater or air conditioner) and it will power up. Seems like the tablet is sensitive to cold, I had this problem myself.
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Re: Tablet will not power up

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If the warm heater solution above doesn't work, and I've seen many posts on different forums claiming it does, then from what I've read I think the "plugged into PC USB" solution also included having the charger plugged in as well i.e. Plug in the charger and also connect to PC.

I've had a similar issue occasionally on both of ours and, although I've never needed to try either of the above solutions, I've found that plugging in the charger then waiting 5 or so minutes before holding down the power button for 10 seconds to "reset" the device (not a factory reset) has worked every time.

My issue was usually caused by the battery running down and completely discharging if I accidentally left it on for a few days and didn't notice. Now I use deep sleep, which is brilliant, and make sure the power light goes out before putting it on the shelf. For my 4yr old son I have set it to automatically deep sleep on timeout.
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Re: Tablet will not power up

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I've a question about the deep sleep. The device goes to deep sleep if its enabled as soon as the screen goes off?
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Re: Tablet will not power up

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Not quite, the device tries to suspend running processes before going into deep sleep, some processes can cause delays or prevent it. The WakeLocks tab in System Monitor shows processes that may be preventing deep sleep.

On my sons Archos 70 I have deep sleep set on screen timeout as he tends to put it down and go play something else spontaineously. Whereas on mine I prefer to just "power off" to deep sleep, always checking the power light goes out when I do. If not I try again or check System Monitor.

Hope this helps

(typed from my Archos 70 IT)
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