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My recorder appears to have died....

Hi, my voice recorder started beeping due to low battery power (i think)... this has happened before and i changed bateries and no probs, however this time i didnt change batteries and after an hour or so the beeping stopped and the screen went blank. since then i have tried installing several new sets of batteries and nothing, nada, zip.... no signs of life whatsoever... would appreciate any help to get it going again... thanks.

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