I thought my precious 2GB Sansa Clip MP3 player was destroyed when I found it had gone through our Fisher & Paykel washing machine. I let it dry out for a few days in a bag of uncooked rice.
When I finally powered on the Sansa Clip the screen lit up, but nothing legible was displayed. It was as if all the pixels were turned on but were very dim. Then the device powered off. I thought the display was shot.
2 months later my son convinced me to recharge the device. I was able to read files from the device, but when I turned it on, the display problem persisted. Only this time, when all the pixels lit up they were noticeably brighter. I looked in the Sansa manual to find ways blindly navigate the controls, and found an option to reset the player by holding the switch in the powered off position for 15 seconds, so I tried that instead.
This thing is small and tough, and unlike the Apple ipod firmware, it plays Ogg Vorbis(some of my preferred podcasts are in that format). Thank you SanDisk engineers!