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Frozen Mp3 player

I was downloading Firmware and themes now it freezes on the opening sandisk screen. How do i unfreeze it please!!!!!!!!!!!
sansa e250 has a green screen with a white line which seems to be a bar which is a display for downloading. It is frozen and has covered the screen behind. The screen behind shows a film, a stereo, a camera and the rest is covered by the green rectangle screen and cannot see.

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Sansa Firmware Updater

NOTE: Please unplug all devices before installing. You should have administrative rights to your computer.
Frozen Mp3 player - icon_download_arrow.gif Download Sansa Firmware Updater (341KB | Ver. 1.200) After installation of Sansa Firmware Updater

  • Some Sansa players needs to be in MSC mode before plugging it in.
  • Plug in your Sansa player and it will automatically check for updates.

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The firmware may be corrupt if it doesn't start up at all.

Try to reset the player, does it keep getting stuck there? If so then the firmware needs to be reloaded.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

  • Ekse Oct 04, 2008

    Firmware updater

    http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.as...



    Hold down the power button for 20 or more seconds; when you release the power button, the Sansa will restart on its own. If it doesn't restart, you did not hold down the power button long enough -- try again.

  • Ekse Oct 04, 2008


    Reset

    If the Sansa e200 player freezes up, press the Power Button for

    approximately 15 seconds. This is like a power down of the device. Once

    you perform the reset, the adjustments you made during the last operation

    will be gone.

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My sansa mp3 has frozen nothing moves,it is on , how can i dislock it


Hi,the Sansa is a portable media player made by SanDisk. As with all portable media players, there may come a time when your Sansa freezes up for one reason or another. This can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, there are a handful of different methods you can use to unfreeze the player.

Instructions

Wait for the battery in the Sansa to die completely. Once the battery is dead, you can plug the Sansa into your computer and download a firmware update for your particular model (see Resources below). You can also remove the battery from the Sansa if you want to speed up the process.


Plug the Sansa back into your computer. If the computer recognizes the device, the player should begin charging right away. This will unfreeze your Sansa.


Hold the power button down for roughly 10-20 seconds. The Sansa should turn off. Wait a few seconds and then turn the player back on.


Hold down the center button and the menu button at the same time. Do this for up to 30 seconds while watching the display screen.


Hope it helped.

Thanks for using fixya.

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How to unfreeze mp3 player


Hi,

I would recommend you to upgrade your device firmware.
This will fix the issue.

Jul 04, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Its just frozen


Hi there,

Well first of all you can try the following steps -
1. Unfreeze a frozen Sansa Clip by pushing the power button up and holding it for 20 seconds. Release it, and then turn it on again.
2. Go to the Sansa website and download the "Sansa Firmware Updater."
3. Select "Run" when the updater installs. (Installation will take less than two minutes.)
4. Wait for the Sansa Firmware Updater to run through its system test. It will ask you to connect the Sansa Clip to the computer to update your Sansa's software.
5. Connect the Sansa Clip and then remove it from the computer when instructed. If this process does not unfreeze your Sansa Clip, contact Sansa support at the Sansa Firmware Updater website.

Good Luck!!

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Frozen sansa at refresh database


This is from the Sansa Website at http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_e200/faqs

My e200 freezes on the “Refreshing Database” screen
STEP 1 – Reset the device
  1. Press the Power button and hold it for approximately 10 seconds.
  2. Release the Power button once the device is powered down.
  3. Turn the device back on.
STEP 2 – Download and Install the Sansa Firmware Updater

I this helps please dont forget to rate my answer.

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Hellp !


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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

May 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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New sansa e280 frozen!


Press the Menu button for about 20 seconds and it will turn off. Try restarting it.

If that doesn't work, download the firmware from Sandisk's site. Flick the hold switch over, press the record button, and plug it into your computer. That will start recovery mode. Open the firmware and install it.

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push in the middle select button and hold it in. as you are holding it in push the menu/power button and hold it in. you should have to hold them both for about 10 sec. or so then the screen black out and you can release it. that should work. it happened to me once and thats how i unfroze it

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You need to unbrick it.

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11233

This is a common problem with a simple solution.

Nov 27, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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throw it against the wall because sandisk is aware of this problem and does nothing about it... they should replace them for free but they don't... race condition in that firmware screws the player up...

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