I broke the power putton on my Rio 6GB Carbon Pearl. I have dropped it a few times so it broke off. When I shake it I can hear it rattle around. I know I didn't damage the hard drive though because I can still charge it and it turns on that way. I have been using a pencil or a pointy object to poke inside and push on the thing the power button was pushing down on to make it turn on. This worked for a little while, but now it has completely stopped turning on (unless I charge it) Can you please help me? Thanks!
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It sound like a damaged switch problem only. The switch should be replaced. Or by you, if you have an experience with such kind of work or by a technician. In any case it should not be an expensive repair !! Good luck !
Your power button may have come off inside the player, so you'll have to open it and resolder. Also test your battery voltage if its got a low voltage you'll have to rejuvenate it.
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