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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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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

  • ManishP May 12, 2013

    I am facing the same problem. I just cant see the display. If I am in dark I can see it but don't have the clarity.

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