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Sansa wont work

I have a sansa 280
when i clicked to play a song last night it went back to the "Sandisk" turn on screen and then it faded out..it turned greenish then redish and then was just a black screen.
i couldnt do anything buttonwise so i layed it aside to let the battery die..this morning i connected it to the computer and it still did the same thing
it wont get recognized on the computer and it doesnt say anything on the screen other than sandisk for a full 3 seconds or so until it fades out..im not a happy camper to say the least

PLEASE HELP ME ASAP!

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Download the Sansa firmware upgrader and install it first. Then, hold in the volume + button on your Sansa player and connect the Sansa to your computer (while it is in the OFF position). The computer will recognize the player after you continue holding the volume + button for 5-50 seconds. Restart your computer. You will lose all files stored on the Sansa, but it will work again.

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