m240 won't turn on, says it's locked whether "hold" is on or not

My Sandisk Sansa m240 won’t turn on. Every time I press the power button the screen comes on and says “Locked” whether or not it really is. It has worked perfectly for a long time it just suddenly started doing this. Any ideas or suggestions?

Check if you have the Hold switch ON (on the side of the player). If you see orange on the Hold switch, then the player is Locked. Move the Hold switch so you don’t see the orange.

Same Problem here, but hold switch doesn’t click when slid.  i opened it up and the case’s hold switch is not touching the board’s switch at all.  that may be your problem, but i have no idea to remedy it.