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My zen is dumb and it does this often

My zen was fully charged and it said docking. i unplugged it and now it won't turn back on. when i unplugged it the screen still looked the same i guess it was frozen cuz it wuldn't move. and it won't turn back on now its jus a black screen.

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    MY ZEN WAS PLUGGED INTO MY COMPUTER IT SAID DOCKING AND I UNPLUGGED IT AND NOW IT WON'T TURN BACK ON

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Get a paper clip or a thumb tack and reset it.

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