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Display will not light

I pulled this MP3 player out of storage after a few months and now it isn't working properly, It powers on, and will play, but I am unable to read the display. If I am in a dark room, I can barely see the menu, but It is not the brightness it should be. Any suggestions would be Great.

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Re: Display will not light

Im pretty sure when it was put away in storage for a few months it probably got dust in it that might have caused the lighting to not work.... i couldnt see why no one could help you in the place where you got from... they could probably take a look at it!!

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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Technical Details
  • Brand Name: Coby
  • Model: MP300-1GBLK
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 1 GB
  • Color Name: black
  • Battery Average Life: 8 Hours
  • Supported Audio Format: MP3 // WMA
  • Display: LCD
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Width: 3.6 inches
  • Depth: 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 0.2 pounds
Product Features
  • MP3 player with LCD 1 GB flash memory and USB drive
  • high-contrast LCD display with 7-color backlight
  • plays MP3 and WMA digital music files, ID3 tag support for song information display, mobile data storage function
  • convenient integrated USB plug( no cables required)
  • USB 2.0 hi-speed for fast file transfers
Product Description Coby MP300-1GBLK MP3 player 1 GB flash memory and USB drive with LCD, high-contrast LCD display with 7-color backlight, plays MP3 and WMA digital music files, ID3 tag support for song information display, mobile data storage function, convenient integrated USB plug( no cables required), USB 2.0 hi-speed for fast file transfers, black.

Batteries: 1 AAA batteries required.

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  2. Plug the Sansa into a computer4.gif, and open "My Documents" in the computer.
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