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Appears broken I dropped my nw-a3000 yesterday, it fell down a couple of steps. When I picked it up it was still working so I continued using it, and when i got home, i shut it down and left it. When I went back to it a few hours later, the buttons were lit up but the screen was blank and it was totally non-responsive. I left the battery to run down completely over night and now it responds briefly when I connect it to the computer but only for a few seconds, then it dies again. Any ideas?

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£71 sony have quoted me, i'd rather pay a bit more and buy an ipod!

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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Im part of the happy cub whos nwa 3000 has broke, it broke once before but i got it fixed under warranty, now the buttons jump around evreywhere, the hard drive inside makes this weazing noise, as well as the battery not holding its charge, it occasionally holds it charge but very rare, no matter how long i leave it on charge for. Im glad i read the postthat said 71 quid, its not worth getting it done may was well buy something else. Which is gonna be an i pod., nearly two hunderd quid when i bought it, it still works as a storage device that i can get 20 gb on though, happy days.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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I know!!!!!! i'm gonna start ringing and writing to sony complaining, i've only had mine 13 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i suggest everyone else take similar action!!!!

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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Had a simula thing happen to my ipod and now its happened to my a3000. i fixed my ipod thou by forcing it into recovery mode but i cant find any directions on how to do this on my song :'(

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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Aghrrr i have the same problem now when i connect it it doesnt even do anything sniff sniff the fix is going to cost more than the mp3 itself

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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Whell, the model nw-a3000 as far its lot of advantages it has one main is'nt very strong...! my own mp3 was in my pocket with my keys and when i looked it it has some lines from my keys! so it is very possible you have done a lot of damage! u gould take it to an enginer to fix it...there is nothing more you can do

wish i helped

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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