Revo K101 wont power on

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by meistarkus, May 16, 2013.

  1. meistarkus

    meistarkus Newbie

    May 16, 2013
    Hey guys!

    I'd like to share my big problem with you. I received it today and i was very glad it came quite fast.
    So i fired it up and gave it a try. First of all i tried the music then i selected the preinstalled FIFA game.
    It started very fast but after selecting the language, the console switched off immediately.
    I tried to turn it on again but without success. I pluged the charger in for about 6 hours and still nothing.
    When i push the power button, the green light goes on for as long as i push and hold the power button, but when i release it, the green light goes off too and nothing works. I tried it with the k-card plugged in, with an original GBA game, with an original GBC game and without any cartridge, but nothing seems to work.
    I would really appreciate your help, as 60$ is too much for putting it right into the waste :mellow:
  2. meistarkus

    meistarkus Newbie

    May 16, 2013
  3. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    can you please post the CRC value and full name of the game that caused the issue?

    the fact that it won't turn on at all has me worried. i've not yet read that any crashing would permanently brick the system. i would have suggested a reformat of the msd card, as i had a corrupted background image give me a black screen after powering on. but you wrote that its not working with retail games so something else is wrong.

    try charging it using a different plug/usb cable. you should be able to get a charge sufficient enough to power-up after 30 minutes.

    also try pushing the reset button, its next to the headphone jack. you'll need a pin or paper clip to push it. although, i don't think its going to help.

    -another world
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  4. Parasite X

    Parasite X Banned

    Jul 6, 2009
    United States
    Katy Tx
    Did you try using the reset button next to the earphone plug?
  5. KingBlank

    KingBlank King of Nothing

    Sep 17, 2008
    New Zealand
    New Zealand
    I did not use mine for several years, would not boot when I tried even after recharging the battery.
    Opened it up and cleaned the circuit board in a few spots that looked a bit messy, works now! :)