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I shorted out my player. Is there some way to rescue voice files ?

I use my player to record songs that I write. Very useful, since I write all the time. I screwed up bad. I was hooking up a subwoofer in my ride and used the e260 to test it. The player was hooked up already and I shorted one of the RCA wires positive terminal to the negative when I was inserting it. The player turned off. It will turn back on but with nothing on the screen and it will not turn off manually. I tried hooking it up to my pc and it will not recognize it. You can smell that something has burned also.
I am feaking out here. Is it possible there is chip where this info could still be ok ?
Please say yes !
James

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Try this :
01. Sansa player freezes on the “Refreshing Database” screen STEP 1 – Reset the device

  1. Slide the Power switch up and hold it for approximately 20 seconds.
  2. Release the Power switch once the device is powered down.
  3. Turn the device back on.
STEP 2 – Download and Install the Sansa Firmware Updater.
If this article did not resolve your issue, please contact us at support@sansa.com.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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