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Sansa e260 meets rum and coke

I got a little festive and my e260 met the rum and coke for about 2 seconds but now when i put the battery back in all i get is the blue volume wheels lit up. it wont turn on or nothing. please help

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Re: sansa e260 meets rum and coke

Unskrew back cover and take the battery out. wait 5 minutes then put battery back in.

Posted on Sep 18, 2007

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Re: sansa e260 meets rum and coke - SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player MP3 & Digital Media Players

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SOURCE: Sansa E250 Black screen lighted wheel, wont do nothing else.

These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

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:
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 25, 2008

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SOURCE: battery is too low. System shut down

My e260 'hangs' with the blue screen. Solution is to hold the on-off button down for at least 15 seconds until power goes off. Wait a bit (just a few secs) and re-start.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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SOURCE: black screen, lit up blue wheel ,Cant see screen

try detaching the back by taking off the tiny screws (dont lose them!) taking out the battery + putting it back in.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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let your battery run out by leaving you mp3 player play as long as it can....then open up the back of the mp3 player take out the battery and put the battery a freezer for an out or 2 then let it sit out for a day then put it back in the sansa and recharge it and it should either fix it or help add more life span to the charge

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Mine was a bit more FUBAR I guess. I have a Sansa e260. I had rockbox on it, went to switch back to the firmware. Uninstalled rockbox and on reboot... the e260 was refreshing the database and then came to a frozen green screen.

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Sansa e260 won't turn on

Here are instructions on how to use recovery mode procedure to make the mp3
player turn on. Do the following steps:
1. Turn player off. Hold the power button down for 20 seconds to make sure
it shuts down then put the "Hold" switch ON. The Hold switch is located at
the top part of the mp3 player.
2. Now hold the "Record" button while you connect it to the computer. Keep
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My sansa e260 doesn't even turn on

Had the same problem, blue light no screen, took the cover off found a small black rectangle block not completely pushed in. the block is located on the right center on the part above the battery and right behind the screen.

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Frozen screen

You have to reset the mp3. All you have to do is turn it on and hold the power button for about 15 seconds, or until it shuts off itself. And if that doesn't work you can unskrew the skrews at the back and take out teh battery pack for one second, and put ti right back. That way it would reset on itself and nothing will go missing...

Good luck =)

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Sansa e260 video problem

Need new codecs, definitely.

Oct 02, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa USB and Charger Problem

hi ya, ok one of the solution is checking out the trouble of litium battery, i guess has been out of base, i had the same siptom with sansa e250r 2-g, put in right the battery. In back of sansa there are 4 screws that u have to loose it

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