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Ihp 140 multi codec jukebox problems (battery ??!!!)

Hi i have a problem with the above mp3 player it isnt starting up i have the charger but it seems to me the battery is fried as the unit heats up when i charge it up, i try to turn it on and it just switches of. i sent it back to the online retailer and they wouldnt fix it as there was a barcode sticker removed (name of retailer suplied on request) i have visited consumers advice and have been to go to the small claims court, anyway can anyone help me get my mp3 player up and runing as its an waste at the moment just gathering dust.

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  • stef2 Dec 08, 2007

    I plugged the mp3 to a charger ( above 5. 0V)that wasn't his. I am afraid the difference fried it. When i switch it on, the logo appear and fade away and the mp3 switch off. Impossible to get it started. I got it for nearly 4 years now. what can I do? can I repair it myself ? where to get it fixed?

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Again avsense in freemont ca at 4038 clipper ct will repair it and you will be happy i sure am!!!!!

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