Been loving the AV500. Have had no problems at all with the device (which was given to me by my company as a Christmas gift in 2005).
During MP3 playback through TV/stereo, I stopped playback and disconnected the device from the TV pod. Plugged in USB to transfer files to device, powered on as normal. Boot screen appears, flash of HDD activity, then powers down. Since then, every power on is the same thing and results in power down about 7 seconds after boot screen appears.
- removed battery to ensure device is reset, no affect
- tried with DC power supply connected, same symptoms except the boot graphic stays on the screen forever (this also happens with power supply disconnected if I keep the start button depressed)
When connected to USB, XP never sees the device so I can't format or chkdsk, etc. using windows.
Any suggestions? I'm dying without this thing!