I was having a lovely day running along the ocean when a hefty wave splashed (not soaked) my mp3 player. Since then, I have searched forum re: getting mp3 wet, and I understand the first step is to shut off the apparatus, which I was not good about doing, because it continued to play for five to ten minutes longer and I optimistically thought it evaded any real damage. Then, volume got very loud and and I music shut off on its own. (Not sure if I turned up volume accidentally?) The mp3 got really hot for a while, even though I could not turn screen on. You could hear the electrical activity through the earphones (the sound of the earphone ‘connection’ when you pull earphone plug in and out,) but I could not shut it off officially.
I let it sit to air out with fan blowing on it. Its been a day and the mp3 turned on, with the sansa icon showing, but then the screen flashed white with plain text that said ‘low battery- must shut down.’ I tried to charge it, but the screen got stuck on splash and the sansa continued to not respond. Then, it shuts off.
All sad, but true. Any suggestions? Any hope?