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Won't turn on at all

I came home to put some songs on it and i plugged it in as usual, nothing different. a window popped up telling me a new hardware was found and to install the cd and when i tried it said it couldn't. after that i unplugged the e260 since there was no option to disconnect it and it froze, so i tried to take out the battery since i didn't have much of an option. after that, it wouldn't turn on unless i had it plugged in to charge and that's really all it would do. help please!

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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.

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