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Menu Button Malfunction!

After absolutely no problems with this player i bought 6 months ago, the menu button has decided not to work>????? If i plug into the computer it will get up and running and shows me that the battery has plenty of life. plus i have switched batteries to a fresh one twice! One time i did manage to get the thing working. however no luck since. Is this a common issue with this player.? anyone got any advice that will work.? if so MOST appreciated. OceanGirl.

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Re: Menu Button Malfunction!

It souds like a chip issue. I would buy a new one if I were you ~SP1Grim

Posted on Apr 24, 2007

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