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Water Damage, screen freezes, reset means rebuilding library.

Hey, My creative labs Zen Sleek 20gb got into difficulties last weekend at a festival when I found it a bit water logged. It still worked intially but then froze. It now stays froze in one of my music folders and when I reset it it starts again and goes to the're-building library' screen. After that it goes back to the same music foler and freezes again. Can anybody help me fix it or is it gone for good, if it is broke is it worth anything in parts? Thanks alot in advance!

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