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Freezes on the SanDisk screen, then whites out.

When I both turn on my Sansa and plug it into the computer, it gets stuck on the opening SanDisk screen. It then sits there for approx 15-20 seconds then whites out. I also have to hold down the power button for about 45 seconds to turn it off. Prior to this I had deleted a few albums from my Sansa on WMP, but it deleted 90% of my library. Then it froze when I was trying to find my music.

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    when i power it up, it stays on sandisk opening screen for 15-20 seconds and then whites out. If i hold the power button long enough, it eventually shuts down.

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    My player is also having the same problem, the player shows the SanDisk Logo and then flashes white and shows the logo again. The display then has a bunch of lines appear on the screen and slowly fades. It doesn't do anything when you connect it to the computer and I tried the reformatting and still was unable to fix the problem.



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You can try to reset the device by pressing the power button for about 15 to 20 seconds..if that doesnt work I would recommend you to go to the sandisk site to update the firmware on your device or you can contact sandisk to they can help you with updating the firmware on your device..Please follow the link below to get the firmware
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376

The number for sandisk is 1-866-726-3475
Please rate accordingly
Thank you
Computerrep

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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