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Won't Charge. I plug my Vision:M into its wall charger or the USB to my laptop and doesn't charge but it detects the charger. If i turn it(the Mp3) player on, it detects the charger, and starts to rebuild than about an 8th of the way through rebuilding it shuts down. it immediately powers itself back on and repeats the process for several hours with no change.

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Hi,
might try and do a manual discarge, its not recommended . but you can try. get voltmeter and find dc out, switch voltmeter to 10 amps and begin jumping the output in 2 second inrements untill its dead, be careful, wear eye protection.
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