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New Sansa e280 is "dead"?

I have a new e280 v2. Got it for Christmas, was really working great until I went to turn it on and it was "dead" Ican't get it to respond to anything. The computer will not even recognize it. I'm clueless as to what to do. To make matters worse, in the excitement of christmas, my user's manual was lost. Any suggestions?

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Re: new Sansa e280 is "dead"?

Hold the power button for 15 sec.
dosent work? just a guess.

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