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Dead e280 When my battery was running low I attached it to my laptop via the USB cable.  While it said 'Connected', it didn't appear in Windows Explorer.  I unplugged it, it said Disconnected, then it shut off.  I can't get it to turn on, even if if plug it in to my laptop.  Pressing the On button does not get it start up, whether or not it is plugged in.  Is it dead?

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Remove the battery from the player this will not void the warranty of the player. Readjust the battery position and hook it back up to you player and turn it on. If it turns on connect the player back to the computer and charge it for 4 hours.

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