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Unable to switch on

Status All software loaded on Computer
Wanted to charge mp3 using usb socket, the mp3 was about a quarter charged.
Mp3 switched on but was not recognised by system and charging icon
did not indicate charging
Removed mp3 from usb and it stayed on but was unable to switch it off by any method
eventually using a paper clip I reset the mp3 via reset buttoon, this tuned off mp3 for good, never to switch on again.
A week later tried the mp3 again it would not switch on so I connected to usb still did not come on. Ileft mp3 connected to usb for 2 hours during which time the blue lite next to on/off switch flashed continuously.
Has anybody any suggestions on repair?

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The most common cause is a flat battery. There is a trick to charging the battery in these small mp3 players. It wont charge if it is turned on, and it won't charges if it's turned off. Here what to do...
1. plug the payer into your USB port. or wall charger
2. switch thje palyer on using the mechanical switch (on the side)
3. turn it off by either holding down the play button, or selecting "System" from the menu
4. The screen will go black and the battery will begin charging.

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