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Cannot Get Laptop To Turn On Usb Port


I have windows 7 home premium and a zune 80 gig. The zune is stating error 5 contact support. I am trying to recover the files on the zune. I have drained the battery, waited weeks, etc. When i usb it to the computer it says the device has problems and the usb port or connection has been "turned off". There is no option to turn it on anyway. I have recently downloaded a recovery program, so if i can just get the computer to turn on the usb connection, even though it has problems, i may have a chance. Anyone know how to do this, or have any other ideas? 

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