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Subject: Re: archos unit no longer working
From: scott (die_pokemon_die123_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2003-07-18


have you tried holding the 'on' button down for a few seconds? probably not your problem, but
worth a shot. also, did you check the all the solder points to make sure theres still a
connection?

-scott

--- Vince Scimeca <vscimeca_at_jupitermedia.com> wrote:
> I figured I would start here rather then deal with the archos tech
> support nightmare...I have the Archos Jukebox studio 20 which I have
> upgraded with a 40G drive. While at the gym the other day listening to
> my archos, it accidentally feel about 4 feet to the rubberized floor.
> One of the battery covers popped off so I replaced it and thought no big
> deal. The song that had been playing was still displayed on the LCD but
> the screen and unit appeared to be frozen. Pressing the buttons to
> resume play did nothing. I finally shut the unit down as i normally
> would and it shut down fine. I tried to power it back up and all i get
> is the green on light but nothing on the display. When powering back up
> I noticed that the hard drive did not seem to be spinning up as I had
> normally noticed it does so I figured something had come loose
> internally and needed to be re-seated. I opened the unit up which I
> have done before and took the hard drive out and put it in an ultrabay
> unit I have for my IBM thinkpad just to test. I was able to read all
> the contents on the hard drive and it seemed to be fine. I put
> everything back together but I continue to have the same problem; green
> light, no display and hard disk does not seem to spin up. I tried to
> blindly go through how I would normally play music just to see if it was
> the display that went bad, but no music. any thoughts, input (other
> then calling me names for dropping it ;-) or help would be appreciated.
>
> thanks
> Vince

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