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Frozen screen the screen has frozen on the timer screen

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  • how to Feb 21, 2008

    froze now cant do anything

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    my screen is black but the circle is still on and i can't turn it off

  • caroken Mar 20, 2008

    i have tried to reboot , clean up in recovery mode and it just freezes

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    mii screen has frozen on the opening screen

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008


  • deanitalew Apr 05, 2008

    screen is frozen with creative on front. It won't do anything

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    Screen is frozen can't play or get back to menu.

  • alykat87 Apr 22, 2008

    my screen is frozen on a song and I cant turn it on or off

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    i was charging my mp3 and i left it in the computer and it froze and i cant turn it off or on

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    Hi when I open my RCA mp3 it shows an RCA logo and it remains frozen. I
    tried pressing all the buttons but the only way to shut it off was to
    take the batteries out. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks

  • elvis 14 May 13, 2008

    my screen is stuck on the updating screen

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    frozen screen

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    i was trying to turn it of and its stuck in shutting down

  • baseape May 29, 2008

    Screen is frozen. Song title posted and green back icon is showing. No buttons, including power do anything.

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    It froze up while transferring pictures, won't turn off and the computer won't recognize it

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    it is stuck on one song and the computer won't detect it and it won't do notthing

  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    My Sony Walkman is frozen on the 'see you later' screen, the lights are on but i cant turn it off and nothing is working.

  • farmguy23 Jun 19, 2008

    whenever i turn it on it freezes and no buttons, including the power button, will work. The computer won't recognize it when it is plugged in.

  • nicxy Jun 19, 2008

    freezes when turning on just after the timer comes up

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    watching a movie...

    the it froze....

  • gaz farmer Jul 04, 2008

    The 'shutting down' system is frozen on my Zen V plus..... any advice gratefully received.

  • babydarklord Jul 08, 2008

    while i was adding some songs to my "selected list" the screen froze letting the battery die and recharging it only was a temporary fix it froze up again 5 minutes later

  • abbie_gurl69 Aug 05, 2008

    i was deleting a recording and the screen is frozen on the deleting screen

    and the computer wont do anything when i plug it in

  • catopee Aug 19, 2008

    my crative zen sometimes frozes, on different functions, and no buttons work. the only solution is let the battery die and recharge it. but now it froze with no lights on, how can the battery die?

  • felica_loves Aug 19, 2008

    I was listening to music then i was turning the volume down and then it froze

    so now its stuck on the scrren with the name of the song and the volume

  • greenjimmy99 Aug 28, 2008

    my screen wont even come on the lights will then go off

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    when i was putting on a vidoe i went back without stopping the vidoe and i started a new one and then the video went back to the one before and it froze

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    frozen screen every moment has its music. I have reset it but nothing has worked. I was wondering if I need to reformat the player??

  • kathryn_char Aug 31, 2008

    I was about to charge my mp3 player when it froze started up the screen is stuck with the words coby in the background and a power butten.I haven't even had this for over a year.

  • meladrama-69 Sep 03, 2008

    just bought the player and charged it...took it off and it wont do anything..just has the start screen saying every moment hasits music...wont even turn off

  • nofatchicks Sep 15, 2008

    my screeen is frozen on the refresh database screen

  • mcvoybob691 Sep 22, 2008

    sansa keeps reqesting me to refresh database but will not connect to the computer when it does not say that the screen is frozen with the sanddisk logo on the screen

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    frozen on refresh data

  • dessyROKZ Oct 13, 2008

    I had paused a line-in recording and the screen just froze. I can't get any of the buttons to work and it won't even turn off.

  • Futuru_IM Nov 02, 2008

    my screen frozen, but it is go on playing songs. Buttons are not working. More over, pls tell me the sound hike and decrease.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    its frozen and says plug in to computer

  • F_I_N_T_C_H Dec 17, 2008

    I've got an exactly the same prob, any sugesstions plzzz?! ={

  • shrajaram Jan 13, 2009

    The mp3 player is frozen with just the blue LED under the thumbwheel glowing. I am not able to switch it off, or do anything with it. Please advise.

  • sbarnsley Feb 04, 2009

    Exactly the same problem, frozen on with screen showing and nothing is working. Have tried rebooting it, goes back to the same screen.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    my wont turn on and play music



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A friend has an Archos 404, media player, and it foze up while she was using it. Could not power it off or get it to do anything. Ended up having to remove the 4 tiny screws and then Remove the battery. This reset the unit completely. Put it back together, including the battery, and the unit powered on and worked correctly. Often a simple system reset can fix most freezing issues.

Posted on May 16, 2009


Press the little reset button on da back

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For the Sony NWZ-E438F (and i would assume most other sony models) this is a common issue when connecting or disconnecting the device from a charger/pc etc... On the back lower left corner of the unit there is a small reset button. You will need a paper clip or other non sharp small instrument. Depress the reset button for 5 seconds and release it. Your Walkman should be back up and running now... Good Luck!!!

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Did you try to remove the chip yet?, sometimes that helps, and re boots the system?

Failing that, try to remove the battery, to enable the unit to completely power-down. Then refit, and try again.

There is a reset function, but i am assuming you are unable to access that if the screen is frozen.

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