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MP3 player fails to recharge when plugged into USB port of my computer

Until a few days ago I could recharge my MP3 player by connecting it to a USB port on my computer. Now I get an automatic message that says the device is not recognized, that I should disconnect and try again and if that fails (it does) then the device should be replaced. This afternoon, July 4, 2007, I took my MP3 player back to the point of purchase, Telecity Electronics on Yonge St. in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada but the manager was extremely unhelpful. The MP3 player was purchased there just over a year ago, and so is no longer under warranty. In any case the manager said that Telecity does not honour manufacturer warranties nor does the store service what it sells, although I was led to believe otherwise when making the original purchase. Of course I would like to be able to continue using my MP3 player but cannot do so until it is recharged. Any recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks in advance to whomever is able to respond with a solution to this problem.

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Re: MP3 player fails to recharge when plugged into USB...

The only possibility i see is to replace the battery in the casing, just take out the 4 screws in the back and pop the batery out, then replace it with a new one. after a while the battery will diminish and need replacing, so that might be now for you... ^_^Pyrotorch^_^

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