[Q] Tablet Archos Arnova 7G3 won't charge, won't work in any way - please advise!
My girlfriend has this tablet:
and about a month or two ago the charging port in it got broken, so i've sent the tablet to be repaired. the guys at the repair shop did a good job and replaced the usb port, and the tablet was working again correctly, and charging correctly.
until this afternoon when she installed this game: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...landmobile.goo
the battery got quickly drained (nothing strange though, it is an older budget-friendly tablet), the battery got to about 5% and she put it to a charger. the tablet notified that it is charging, and it was plugged in for a couple of hours, during which she didn't use the tablet. after that couple of hours, the tablet still showed charging and still showed that it is at 5% of battery power.
another problem is that it started to shutdown/turn on itself. i brought it to my place and plugged in my charger, and it continued the same behaviour: i plug it in, the red led light glows, it turns itself on, and just by the time the system boots itself and i want to unlock the screen, the tablet turns itself off, and the red led indicator also turns itself off.
i googled the problem and found a lot of topics saying that the battery is completely drained and that it just needs to stay plugged in over night. i followed some instructions to completely turn it off (hold power buttons for 10-20 seconds) and then to plug it in and leave it that way for at least a couple of hours. but the problem is that after i did that, when i plug the tablet in, it shows a symbol of an empty battery with a triangle in it and an exclamation mark inside the triangle! the red led does not glow and the battery/triangle/! symbol shows only for a short time, and then the screen goes off.
is there any way to fix this problem?
i've read somewhere that i should enter recovery mode (the tablet was rooted when i bought it brand new from the store), and erase battery stats, but i can't do that because there aren't any volume buttons. the only button is the power button, and the reset button (inside a small hole).
i would hate to reset her tablet, because of all the data on it
please help and advise, anybody!
thanks in advance!
EDIT: ADDITIONAL INFO:
i googled and found the same picture that i get when i plug the tablet in or try to turn it on: