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It won't turn on again

I have a Sansa mp3 player, it's red, and i plugged it into my computer to charge it like normal, and it did. But, then when i unplugged it, it won't turn back on and i tried to plug it up again and it won't show up on my computer. i have used this computer before to charge it. i have taken the battery out and put it back in and still nothing.What can i do? it has never been dropped. i was using it yesterday and it was working fine.

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    I have a black mp3 but it the usb doesnt want to work. It doesnt either want to turn on.

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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard

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