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Zen vision m - dead

My son purchased this from a garage sale and it seemed to work fine. the battery went dead and we purchased a dynex adapter to charge it and the vision will not do anything. there is no charging icon or anything. we have tried to charge it through the wall outlet and the usb port on the back of the computer. Is there anything we can do or did my son get taken at the garage sale. Any help would be gratly appreciated, Thanks, Gen

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Sounds like its dead. Which could just mean the motherboard is shot and needs to be replaced. Hard to tell when it doesn't respond at all. You'll need to either take it apart and replace the motherboard, or send it to a technician who can. There is a chance though that the zen is too far gone to fix. 50% of the time, when a zen won't even power on when connected to a power source, its too far gone to fix.

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