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Receiving weird screen on connecting

I recently got this product,a nd it already froze on me once. I let the batteries run out and then recharged it...It works fine for about, eh, 5 seconds (literally) and then I get this really weird looking screen (aka my current problem)... The best way I can describe is that the middle of the screen is a reddish orangeish vertical line, along with two other vertical lines of the same color of each side. Also, I only get this screen when I connect the player to the computer via USB port. With this screen, I cannot do anything at all, whatever I push doesn't alter the screen. Thanks in advance. I hope my message made sense, it's 4 AM here and I am impatient with technology to say the least.

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Re: Receiving weird screen on connecting

Return the device something is wrong with the power supply

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