I have a new Advent 4211. It’s an excellent little machine, perfect for working with a commute and on site with clients without breaking your back or your bank account.
However, after just a week and 3 charges, mine decided not to turn on this morning! ACK!
After much praying to various Gods, divining with tea leaves and generally getting ready for a big girly cry, I called tech support and the wonderful people at The Tech Guys had the fix immediatley:
Apparently, static affects Advent 4211‘s from the battery/certain mains charging (?)! To fix:
- pop the battery out, and unplug the power lead.
- hold power button down for 20 seconds – even though obviously nothing will happen.
- pop the power lead back in and turn it on as normal.
Et voila! A working 4211 again. Put the battery back in whenever – I waited until the full reboot and shutdown cycle had completed, just to be sure. It’s working perfectly now.