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I have a NWZ-5616F 4 gig Sony Walkman. Unfortunately, I dropped it into the snow! I tried drying it off as best I could, and it worked for me after. Now it is working, but I cannot get any volume. I have checked my headphones and they work properly, and I cannot get the volume meter to come up on my mp3 player. I am hopeful that I am able to salvage my mp3 player. HELP!!!

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It sounds like the volume button got wet and now the contacts inside are corroded enough that they dont make contact anymore.. can you remove the 2 screws under the little sticker on the back and open it up? - If so and you can clean them that sounds like the problem.

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