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Sansa e260 I was listening to my tunes this morning and my player suddenly turned-off on me. I had it connected to some external speakers. I thought it had run out of battery and proceeded to connect it to the pc's USB. No joy. Still doesn't turn on. Did it "fry" on me? Or...is there another possible troubleshooting method I can try? Thanks. Richard T

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I'll get right to the point.

Mp3 files loaded to the internet may contain errors , aka broken in some way which can cause an Mp3 decoder to fail , it can stop winamp in it's tracks , it can also cause electronic decvices like an ipod to just out right lose it's mind and shut down.

Everybody needs to check each file before it makes it to their playback device.

I used a program called encspotbasic 2.0 , it's an Mp3 checker which checks my Mp3 files for errors
before I play them back.

I'm also doing an investigation on ipods and mp3 players to see if they contain any HOT components
which may cause failure , or cause a breakdown of the player , as I suspect thats what happened in your situation , but never load an unchecked mp3 file because that can cause the overheat and cause them to stop working as a result.

I can't fix your problem without more information at this time , information that you may not be able to provide me with.

I really want to make guru expert status here because I like to help people with computers and electronics.

I feel very bad that you've lost your Sansa e260 player in such a brutal manor.

but if you'll follow the advice of checking each file with an encoder checker , it will serve you well.

I higly recommend using a portable coby 1GB USB mp3 player , they are VERY stable here in my lab.

Hope this information helps you in the future.

shalom >:D<

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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