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How to unfreeze mp3 player

Hi, I have a failry new mp3/mp4 player, I've had it working fine for months, even had it playing three days ago. I went to turn it on yesterday and instead of coming up with the 'hello' screen, it went straight to a blank screen with a egg timer on it, then it doesn't move from this screen. Can you please give me suggestions as to how to fix it? There's no reset button, only a on/off switch not button. I've tried pressing either the menu of play button for a while but that doesn't change anything. Thanks, Heather was working fine then would not turn on. Would like to know reset function if any please?

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We have a toshiba gigabeat f20. today it worked fine, listened to it for hoursbefore turning it off. turned it on within a hour to play it and got a blank screen. nothing in the environment could have caused this. battery had been replaced a week before. so, took the case off to opened it and take a look. realized that one of the plug ins for the screen had come loose or slightly lifted inside. it did not totally unplug, just not pressed down tight. pushed it back in. put the case back on. hit the power button and it's back on, nothing that had been previously loaded was lost.

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  • 1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  • 2. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.
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