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Sansa e250 wont turn on

My sansae250 player just wont doesnt get detected even when connected to matter how much i press the power button nothing happens...there was no damage or was working fine and this happened suddenly,..can anyone help pls!!

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Re: sansa e250 wont turn on

I had the same problem, where the software was not recognising my player. I uninstalled the softare, and reinstalled, and my problem was fixed!

Posted on Dec 06, 2006

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Re: sansa e250 wont turn on

Try undoing the back of it and take the battery out put it back in then try turning it on try it a couple of times this was only a temp fix for me

Posted on Nov 13, 2006

Re: sansa e250 wont turn on

I has the same problem. but fixed OK with jus press the power button por 1 min. And the same suddenly the device die, suddenly the F--- came back to live... so jus press the button ....

Posted on May 30, 2007

Re: sansa e250 wont turn on

Mine does this about 1 or 2x a month. Try holding the power button for 15-30s. Mine came back on eventually. I don't have a source of the problem.

Posted on Feb 27, 2007

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Re: sansa e250 wont turn on

I think if you unskrew the back that would be voiding the warrente

Posted on Feb 11, 2007

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Question 9 from the Sansa FAQs gives these instructions:
Applies to the following Operating Systems:
  1. Windows XP, Vista
The player might have a power glitch. As a result, it does not turn on and is not being detected by the computer.
STEP1 - Reset the player
  1. Hold down the Power button for 20 seconds, then release.
  2. Run the hotfix.
STEP2 - Connect the player to the computer
  1. Connect the device to the computer
  2. Once the device responds, disconnect, and turn it on.

Jan 05, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Imy sansa does not turn on

Got mine for xmas. The day would not turn on. un screwd 4 screws on back popped out battery, put it back in and whaolla! p.s. there is an update from sansa for you unit. just go to site. Matt

Dec 28, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa E250 wont properly turn on

Hey .. I have a solution for this.. download pp5022.mi4 and sansa.fmt from the link
unzip these files and connect your sansa to the PC in recovery mode. You will find a 16mb drive opened and add these unzipped files into that drive and disconnect sansa from the PC. It will refresh and recover to the normal state.

By the way, to go to recovery mode press and hold the power button until the player turns off. Then switch it to locked state by switching the button at the top. Then press and hold the record button on the left and press the power button. Do all this after connecting the device to your PC. Good Luck.

Feb 18, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player display gone blank

I believe this is answered already. Turn the hold button on. Red light will be on. Hold the rewind button while you insert it into the computer. Please search online this has been answered. I am recalling from what I read a few minutes ago.

Feb 04, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Wont connect to my computer

If it still has power, or charges, plug in the mp3 player then turn it on, then turn it off by holding the power button, once it is off, switch the hold on then press and hold the REC button until a black screen turns on saying that it is connected, your PC should then recognize the mp3 player as 16mb removable device, now open notepad, DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING on the notepad and save it as format.fmt and save it into the mp3 player and then safely remove it, the mp3 player should format. If the above does not work please reply with what you see inside the 16mb drive.

Jan 21, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Erase all songs on my sansa e250R mp3

the easiest way is:

Open My Computer and go to your sansa folder named something like this "SansaE250"
Open it and go into music and delete all the songs
simply, press CTRL+ A - selecting everything, then press Delete.

Dec 27, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Problem in switching on

it does not start and does not connect in the usb port of the computer

Dec 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

Hello. Seems like your player is encountering either a file or system error, causing it to freeze. One solution would be to see if your player would be detected by your PC, then attempt to format it. Another solution would be to re-apply the firmware. Here are the steps: Switch your Sansa E250 to its Recovery Mode: 1. Make sure the player is powered off 2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface 3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button. 4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E250 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode" 5. Connect your E250 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above) 6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E250 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6. Next, Apply the firmware for the E250 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time): Step 1: Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E250 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop": Step 2: Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred. Step 3: When the process is complete, unplug your E250 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch Step 4: Power up your E250 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully.

Apr 20, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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