I had exactly this problem with an extra problem bolted on. My unit didn't start up like yours occasionaly but it also switched itself off when squeezed in the right (wrong?) way.I thought it was the battery connectors, so I took it apart (only took the top off) and poked a screwdriver through a tiny gap in the side and forced the connectors closer to the battery (inside, not at the far end). However, this completly failed to work! In the end the problem got so badthat in the end I completely desolderd the main board but in doing so utturly destroyed my board by knocking one of the components off. After that I just gave the bits away, except the hard drive.So, that's my sad story. I should've just sent it to Archos for repait really...oh well, welive and learn and I learnt a valuable lesson - don't try and fix stuff you have no idea about!Mind you I allready knew that really.Sorry, I can't offer any acually usefull advice though :-)Mat
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Levy-Polis" <email@example.com>
To: "'Rockbox development'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 5:15 PM
Subject: RE: FM Recorder Boot Issues
> The other option, if you cannot figure it out and no one else suggests
> anything, is to call Archos and send it to them for repairs. They will
> repair it for $65, which, in terms of just getting a working 20gig mp3
> player, is pretty good. Look in forums about the battery connector issue.
> That is where I read about it before.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Behalf Of Noah Smith
> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 7:05 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: FM Recorder Boot Issues
> "Brian Levy-Polis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I had issues similar to this just before my warranty ended. I sent it
>>back to Archos without them really giving an exact answer of what was
>>wrong, but I believe it might be either that the battery needs to be
>>replaced or that a battery connection is bad. I am pretty sure that
>>the battery connections in the FMRs are not the best, and it doesn't
>>seem unlikely that you might have messed up the connection when
>>fixing the headphone jack. Did your friend note this problem, or did
>>it begin right after fixing the jack?
> He said that it wouldn't cut on all the time, but he seemed to indicate
> the problem didn't happen very often. The biggest reason he sold it was
> the headphone jack was broken.
> The battery is fine, I think. Usually after it stops working, it will
> again without me having to charge it, so I don't think it is depleted or
> anything. The connector thing is a possibility. I've also noticed
> which may be a coincidence, but about half the time that it will not turn
> on, holding the off button for 8 seconds and then hitting On again has
> started it up. Like I said though, not sure if that's a coincidence or
> something real going on.
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