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Dislocated...battery? My poor zen took a little knock to the head (i've dropped it before but my shoe or the earphones managed to cushion/abate the fall) So i didn't think much about it aside from being disappointed about the scratch in the casing. Anyway, after driving home for the holidays and listening to it i found that it isn't charging anymore and that the normal docked and charging pattern no longer lasts for more than a minute. instead it alternates between a battery symbol with a single line left and a battery with a lightning bolt through it. the rest of the screen is blank... does this mean that the battery is no longer charging and that i have to get a new MP3 or can i reset it and have everything be all better (minus the scratch) please help the little guy has been my best friend since i got it.

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