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My sansa mp3 player shut down while playing music and now I can't get it to turn back on.... I even plugged it in to charge and it will not power up still.

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  • kakima Jul 10, 2010

    Press and hold the power button for at least fifteen seconds before releasing it. Does that do anything?

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Having gone over a month without a response, I assume the suggested reset solved the problem.

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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