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Black screen, plus no charging sign

My Zen screen is black ever since It was dropped.  I saw a suggestion to polish the battery unit, on the inside too?  What?  Can you give me a more detailed suggestion?

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Re: black screen, plus no charging sign

Screen Doesn’t come on anymore

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