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Player Won't Turn On

I was listening to my Sansa c240 player yesterday and the music began to hang up (like a CD skipping). I fought with it a little while, but the OS was lagging considerably. I turned it off to fix the problem, and it wouldn't turn back on. I took out the battery and replaced it, and by doing that and turning it on I can occasionally get the LEDs behind the buttons to light (the menu and directional controls), but never the main LCD.

I tried connecting it to the computer, and nothing happened. It won't charge or turn on, only occasionally light up. My computer recognizes a USB device when I plug it in, but it's unknown and cannot access it.

This model is a refurb, and I suspect that might have something to do with it. I've never gotten the internal memory to work--the only music I have is through the external card.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Player Won't Turn On

Sounds as if it as a bad curcuit joint or a bad conection internaly sugestion if new return to dearler if not then put it down to exsperance and perches a moor comenly used model it is best if you bye new rother than refurbished i no it exspensive but at least you can rturn it

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