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Sansa c250 wont boot up

I was preparing to upgrade my firmware, but now ive encountered a new problem, i cant boot the player up, or even connect it to the computer. it reezes the second it boots up or connects, and the computer wont recognize it. im really starting to lose patience with my device. can anyone help me out here before i destroy my mp3 player out of anger?

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  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    The screen of the device turns on and the monster logo appears but it won't go to the menu anymore. It just stays on that screen.

  • bhujjukutty Oct 04, 2008

    karthik

  • mastermarth Oct 12, 2008

    Ok kesaven, what does that even mean, that information sems useless, except for saying exactl what i said..... can you clarify?

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    Yo, dude. I'm seeing the exact same thing. I'm not too sure what to do, either. It turns on to the logo screen, but at the moment when it's supposed to go to the music menu, it freezes. It's at the moment AFTER this that the computer recognizes the player, if it's connected. But, now, it won't go there anymore, and I can't load any new firmware or format the player at all. I'm thinking there's a button combination you should hold when you turn the Sansa on to reset the firmware, but I don't remember what it was. Try finding out what it is, man. If that doesn't work, I'd upgrade to a newer model, but I had planned that already. The e series is getting REALLY cheap, if you look online. Hope this helps.

  • joeboy010 Oct 22, 2008

    Yo, dude. I'm seeing the exact same thing. I'm not too sure what to do,
    either. It turns on to the logo screen, but at the moment when it's
    supposed to go to the music menu, it freezes. It's at the moment AFTER
    this that the computer recognizes the player, if it's connected. But,
    now, it won't go there anymore, and I can't load any new firmware or
    format the player at all. I'm thinking there's a button combination you
    should hold when you turn the Sansa on to reset the firmware, but I
    don't remember what it was. Try finding out what it is, man. If that
    doesn't work, I'd upgrade to a newer model, but I had planned that
    already. The e series is getting REALLY cheap, if you look online. Hope
    this helps.

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Here, try this. First, turn it off by holding down the power button until it forcefully shuts off itself. Then:
http://kb.sandisk.com/cgi-bin/sandisk_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=238&p_created=1223881202&p_sid=oW-IGXgj&p_brand=sansa&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NTQsNTQmcF9wcm9kcz00LDE5JnBfY2F0cz0wJnBfcHY9Mi4xOSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXNhbnNhIGMyMDA*&p_li=&p_topview=1
After you format it, boot it up. It should be fine now. Just tried it, so you should be okay.

---joseph

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The screen of the device turns on and the monster logo appears but it won't go to the menu anymore. It just stays on that screen

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Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
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