So folks, that is how long mine lasted :-)
Yeah, got a replacement battery and wasted some money but essentially that is it - dead.
It is making a constant trilling high-pitch beep/sound as soon as the unit is turned on. This is the state it was in with the old battery after a couple of power-cuts in my area.
Basically you plug it in and power on without any load attached and it starts "screaming" - no LEDs are showing.
I left the thing plugged in to the power outlet but not powered on for 10hrs and the same result when powered on with no load.
Just ordered the 700G and I will be registering it 100% for any warranty claim I need to make :-)
By the way, yes, I have tried the various suggestions to get over the problem e.g. remove battery, press Power On for 5 second, replace battery etc. etc. whilst "standing on my head" etc. etc. but folks, it is a waste of time.
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