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MP3 player won't turn on with or without plug in.

I just received it yesterday and charged it and loaded it with songs. After about an hour of play it will not turn on. I tried plugging back into my computer but that still does not work.

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First toggle the hold switch, make sure it's not on.
then press and hold the menu button+ centre button, together at the same time for about 10 seconds.
if that doesn't work try pressing the middle button+the play button, for a few seconds. It should work.
If the thing still doesn't turn on just hook it up to a comp and leave it there for a few hours. mine actually took a week to recover.

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