Help! My Revo K-101 wont turn on

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by go-vegan, Jun 17, 2014.

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    guys HELP!
    my REVO wont turn on no matter how long i press power button,
    so far i tried: reset button with and without charger plugged, power + reset together, removed battery and put it back on, a lots of other combinations and nothing worked.
    green power light is on as long as i keep power button pressed and goes out when i release it.
    yesterday worked fine, today i put it on charger for a few hours and when i get back, it wont turn on :ohnoes:

    *found this guy had same problem;
    click me
    -he solved it by pressing reset button while on charger + power button, that didnt worked for me.
    what scares me the most, guy in video was unable to start his REVO for a whole year.
     
  2. go-vegan
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    I did some research and it looks like REVO bricks itself if you let battery runs completely dry while device still turned on.
    This happens rarely, but happens, and i found few cases same as mine:

    Revo K101 wont power on
    ⇧ this guy, he made video describing problem (he solved a year it later by "WhoRuJudge" method)

    Saving issue on Revo K101 had been solved by new firmware!
    ⇧ this guy also

    Saving issue on Revo K101 had been solved by new firmware!
    ⇧ this guy ("WhoRuJudge") had same problem but he figured out how to solve it.
    If i understood it correctly, he put REVO on USB charger and pushed POWER+RESET buttons at the same time until REVO booted firmware.
    For some reason this method didn't worked for me.

    So these 4 cases suggest there is some bug where REVO bricks itself if u let battery deplete completely.
    If you guys find solution, please let me know.:cry:
     
  3. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    Have you sent a message to the manufacturer?
     
  4. go-vegan
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    i did, they think it is hardware problem and suggested me to bring it to my local electronics shop and they will pay for repair,
    but i think it is not hardware problem, it can't be.
    besides, my town is a little one, i can't think of any shop that will be able to do repairs on such console.
    we have some official nintendo and playstation shops that do repairs on their products only.
     
  5. Silentsurvivor

    Silentsurvivor Banned

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    I know this doesn't help but you really should have gotten a GBA SP and a flashcard instead...
     
  6. go-vegan
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    that was my first idea, but then i got REVO and it is wonderful device, really is.
    well as long as it works.
    :mellow:
     
  7. go-vegan
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    guys from "k1gbasp@gmail.com" suggested me there is something wrong with battery connection so it can't be charged (although battery is charging).
    so i opened it and checked battery connection:
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    i checked battery connection for conectivity with multimeter and everything looks fine.
    overall, everything looks good, nice and firm.
    i have another same type of battery from one cellphone, so i tested with it and makes no difference