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H100 Player got wet- Please help!!

My daughter apparently dropped it in water- I dried it out overnight and now I can get it to slowly boot up ( takes long time) but then I get and error message : FAT error plz connect UMS device format. Then screen sitches to : HDD. Then a screen with a little picture of the Mp3 player in the upper left corner and 3 pictures underneath. One of set of headphones, one of a little box and one of a piece of paper??? They all have arrows after them and if I press one I get another set of little pictures. One of a person with headphones on, one of a CD, one of a music note and one of a square. If I press these nothing really happens. Is this possible to fix?? I am just devistated!!

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You can remove the back cover by removing the little rubber feet (2) on the backside, near the top. Then remove the 2 tiny phillips-head screws. Then slide the cover towards the head-phone jack. You can then remove the battery. This will reset the player and my help your problem.

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